Kyle Rittenhouse shooting: Family of Anthony Huber files suit against Kenosha police, sheriff

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The family of a man killed in the Kenosha protest shooting is now suing the Kenosha Police Department and the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department. 

Anthony Huber, 26, was shot and killed in August of 2020, during protests against police violence. 

Illinois teen, Kyle Rittenhouse, was arrested for the shooting. 

Huber's family has filed a constitutional civil rights lawsuit in federal court. 

The lawsuit claims officers encouraged Rittenhouse and armed militia members, and allowed them to patrol the streets with firearms. 

“The police are supposed to serve and protect,” Anthony’s father, John Huber, said in a statement, “but that’s not what the Kenosha police did. They walked away from their duties and turned over the streets of Kenosha to Kyle Rittenhouse and other armed vigilantes. If they had done their job, my son would still be alive today.”

CBS 58 has reached out to both law enforcement agencies for a response. 

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