Evers Authorizes WI National Guard For Duty In Kenosha

Governor Tony Evers authorizes the Wisconsin National Guard for duty following a verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.

Closing arguments in the case are Monday, and approximately 500 Wisconsin Army National Guard troops are reporting for State Active Duty to support local partners in ensuring public safety in conjunction with hundreds of officers from volunteering law enforcement agencies.

The Guard will stage outside Kenosha in a standby status to respond if requested. Evers is urging people not from the Kenosha area to stay away, and for those who do exercise their First Amendment rights to do so safely and peacefully.