Law Enforcement Leaders Ask Gov/Lt. Gov. To Hold Off On Kenosha Statements

August 26th, 2020 

Honorable Governor Tony Evers 
115 East Capitol
Madison, WI 53702
Lieutenant Governor Mandella Barnes 
115 East Capitol
Madison, WI 53702 

REF: Press Releases and Statements in Reference to the Kenosha Police Involved Shooting 

Governor Evers and Lieutenant Governor Barnes: 

The purpose of this letter is to respectfully ask that those in your administration discontinue and refrain from
making statements and issuing press releases specific to the City of Kenosha Police involved shooting until the
facts of the investigation are known.
Previous remarks and statements made by each of you are premature, judgmental, inflammatory and only add
to the anger and divisiveness of an already dangerous situation. 

A continued pattern of statements and press releases based on opinion and unsubstantiated claims puts
people’s lives at risk. These are not peaceful protests. There have already been two deaths and many injuries.
Continued remarks like those already made by each of you have also put the lives of Law Enforcement
Officers, National Guardsman and the public at risk.
Law Enforcement Leaders also respectfully ask that you call for an end to these riots and a stop to the


Sheriff Mark Podoll, President
Wi Badger State Sheriff’s Association
Chief Kenneth Pileggi, President 
WI Chiefs of Police Association 

Chief Deputy Jeff Spencer, President
WI Sheriff’s and Deputy Sheriff’s Association 

Chief William Lamb, President 
WI Police Executive Group