Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Bruce Vielmetti

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Recent articles by Bruce:

Prosecutors seek to keep focus on Kyle Rittenhouse's actions, not those of police

Prosecutors tried block evidence that a law enforcement officer told Kyle Rittenhouse and other armed men "we appreciate you guys." → Read More

Unlicensed driver charged in fatal crash at Capitol and Green Bay

Despite outrage, police focus, and fatalities, reckless driving continues to plague Milwaukee. Man with a long record of violations charged in death → Read More

Walworth County settles with the family of a man fatally shot by a deputy, and will pay nearly $2 million

The defense had argued that Walworth County Sheriff's Deputy Juan Ortiz was protected by qualified immunity, but the courts rejected that. → Read More

Eau Claire man pleads guilty in Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection

An Eau Claire man becomes the fourth Wisconsin resident convicted of taking part in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. → Read More

Former Milwaukee detective who beat a handcuffed suspect could get $335,000 from city

The City of Milwaukee proposes paying a fired cop $335,000, to settle his suit over his firing. → Read More

In a lawsuit, Kyle Rittenhouse shooting survivor Gaige Grosskreutz blames Kenosha officials for deadly chaos

Gaige Grosskreutz, shot by Kyle Rittenhouse, has sued Kenosha officials, claiming their cooperation with armed vigilantes violated protesters' rights → Read More

Appellate court orders release of discipline records for former deputy who caused fatal crash

Former Milwaukee County sheriff's deputy Joel Streicher and a union tried to block release of the 2007 internal affairs report. → Read More

U.S. Department of Justice won't charge Kenosha police officer in shooting of Jacob Blake

Rusten Sheskey, already cleared of criminal offenses in Wisconsin for shooting Jacob Blake, won't face any federal civil rights violations, either. → Read More

Kyle Rittenhouse defense team asks judge to OK expert witness who typically testifies on behalf of accused officers

A proposed defense expert for Kyle Rittenhouse gave a sample of his testimony Tuesday. A judge delayed ruling on whether it will be admitted at trial. → Read More

Veteran Milwaukee pimp who avoided serious convictions in the past sentenced to 45 years in prison

Prosecutors urged a life sentence for long-time, violent pimp Calvin C. Freeman. He got 45 years which will keep him in prison until he's almost 90 → Read More

New Glarus Brewing boss criticized in investor lawsuit returns legal fire with a defamation action

After being sued by shareholders over how she's running New Glarus Brewing, CEO Deb Cary has responded with a defamation claim against their lawyers. → Read More

A girl threatened with charges or jail over her COVID social media posts has won a lawsuit against the sheriff

A judge ruled a sheriff violated a high school girl's free speech rights when she was threatened with jail over Instagram posts about her COVID scare. → Read More

Kyle Rittenhouse's former lawyer wants the $2 million raised for teen's bail

Presidential election conspiracist lawyer Lin Wood wants to claw back Kyle Rittenhouse's $2 million bail, raised through the #FightBack Foundation. → Read More

Wisconsin Supreme Court to weigh in on sex trafficking victim defense in Kenosha homicide

Wisconsin Supreme Court agrees to review sex trafficking victim defense in Kenosha homicide. → Read More

Kenosha County judge denies prosecutor's request to use evidence of Kyle Rittenhouse's mindset in trial

The judge in the Kyle Rittenhouse case blocked some evidence prosecutors and the defense wants to use and kept the Nov. 1 trial date. → Read More

Motions in Klye Rittenhouse shooting case to be argued Friday

A judge has to decide what evidence must be shared, and what "other acts" of Rittenhouse and one of his victims can be presented to the jury. → Read More

Sex offender law challenged over urban/rural release disparity

A federal lawsuit says delayed release of sex offenders from civil commitment because of 'byzantine' rules about housing violates their rights → Read More

Milwaukee federal judge requiring anyone coming to his courtroom be vaccinated

Lawyers, parties and witnesses who can't be vaccinated for medical reasons must provide a doctor's note, a negative COVID-19 test, and wear a mask. → Read More

Gov. Tony Evers pardons another 71 people, bringing total to 263, and will streamline process

Evers also announced a new procedure that could shorten the timeline from application to pardon for some people convicted of non-violent offenses. → Read More

Milwaukee man shot by police Friday after carjackings in Franklin had legal problems dating back to his youth

An unknown number of Milwaukee area officers on Friday, Sept. 3 fatally shot 31-year-old David W. Marshall of Milwaukee. → Read More