In 2021, a violent criminal and disgraced former Kenosha Police Officer started the Kenosha African-American Club. Many area democrats like failed candidate for state representative Crystal Miller and mayoral candidate Koerri Washington embraced the man’s assertions that he wanted to help the community. The first African-American gala didn’t make any money.
The next attempt at a fundraiser was even worse. On November 13, 2021, West hosted a fundraiser at the Kenosha Union Club called “Culture Casino 2.” West called police just after midnight. Police responded and noticed that West was acting very nervous and his eyes looked glassy. West told responding officers that he had lost the cash box. First, he said it contained $10,000 – $15,000 but later stated it contained $45,000. West said that he owed people money and used his credit card to pay for a lot of the fundraiser. He suggested that he wouldn’t be able to pay the vendors. He was asked to describe the circumstances of him losing the money. Police write that he “appeared withdrawn” and could not provide specific time when the money was stolen. Police asked who was responsible for watching the money and he didn’t want to tell police the man’s name. West also refused to provide the name of his organization to police. West stood up and left the room. When he returned, he told police he no longer wanted a police report and that he had to check with his attorney and insurance company.
KCE is told that soon after the missing money was reported, West purchased an expensive Polaris Slingshot like the one depicted above. KCE is also told that West was unemployed at the time. We contacted West and asked him if he took the money. We asked him if he made an insurance claim. We asked how he got the money to buy the exotic car. He didn’t respond. KCE is told that other volunteers at the African-American club fear foul play with the mysterious disappearance.
West was a Kenosha Police Officer from September 3, 2013, until he was fired for misconduct on April 3, 2017. According to West’s 63-count letter of termination, on January 1, 2017, West attacked an on-duty Doctor at the former Froedert South hospital in Kenosha and nearly ran the man over – all while on-duty and ignoring 9-1-1 calls. West believed the Doctor was having an affair with his wife. This was caught on video and shown below.
West was charged by the Racine County DA, Patricia Hanson (D) with felonies, but she ended up dropping the felonies and allowed West to plead guilty to two counts of disorderly conduct. Judge Mary K. Wagner (D) approved this over-generous plea deal.