WATCH: Kenosha Sheriff Caught Lying about not Watching Police Shooting Video

Carlos Miller

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth and Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis have been coming under intense scrutiny.

Even without the video evidence, it was clear that Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth was lying through his teeth about not having watched the Jacob Blake police shooting video, a weak attempt at plausible deniability that was proven to be a lie within hours.

"I think I answered, I did not see the video," said Sheriff Beth, his eyes darting uncomfortably across the room.

"You have never seen that cell phone video?" the reporter asked.

Not sure whether to nod or shake his head, he did both and abruptly ended the press conference.

It didn't take long for video evidence to surface showing him watching what is said to be the video after he was handed a smartphone by a bystander in the aftermath of the shooting last Sunday.

The video shows the sheriff holding the phone to his face and it is clear by the commentary around him that he is watching the video in question.

Lying cops are nothing new, of course, most are just smoother than the sheriff.

Sheriff David along with Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis have been coming under intense scrutiny following the shooting of Blake, a 29-year-old man that was left paralyzed from the waist down after he was shot seven times in the back by Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheskey, which led to protests and riots.

Initially it was reported that Blake was breaking up a fight but now police are saying they had a warrant for his arrest on sexual abuse charges. Police are also saying they found a knife on the floorboard of the car and that is all it usually takes to be cleared of all wrongdoing but there is no indication or evidence he was threatening them with the knife. There is also no body cam footage because they refused to buy them a few years ago despite a resolution from the city council urging them to do so in 2017.

Both the Wisconsin ACLU and National ACLU are calling for their resignations based on the following:

Sheriff David Beth's deputies not only fraternized with white supremacist counter-protesters on Tuesday, but allowed the shooter to leave as people yelled that he was the shooter. The sheriff excused this by saying his deputies may not have paid attention to the gunman because there were many distractions, including “screaming” and “hollering,” people running, police vehicles idling, “nonstop radio traffic,” and that “in situations that are high stress, you have such an incredible tunnel vision.” Sheriff Beth was also criticized last year after calling for five people of color who had been arrested for shoplifting to be put into warehouses “where we put these people who have been deemed to be no longer an asset.”

During the Kenosha Police Department’s first press conference in response to the Blake shooting and subsequent murders committed at protests, Police Chief Daniel Miskinis blamed the unidentified victims in Tuesday night’s shooting for their own deaths, saying the violence was the result of the “persons” involved violating curfew.

“The ACLU strongly condemns Sheriff Beth and Police Chief Miskinis’ response to both the attempted murder of Jacob Blake and the protests demanding justice for him. Their actions uphold and defend white supremacy, while demonizing people who were murdered for exercising their First Amendment rights and speaking out against police violence,” said Chris Ott, Executive Director of the ACLU of Wisconsin. “The only way to rectify these actions is for both Sheriff Beth and Police Chief Daniel Miskinis to immediately tender their resignations.”

Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian said on Friday, the day after the ACLU press release, that he will not be calling for the resignations of the two top cops, according to Kenosha News.

Comments (7)
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Brian_C
Brian_C

Jacob Blake...another worthless criminal hood rat, here to entertain soft minded leftist lemmings. Give it a year, he will blow his own brains out.

supervisionrequired
supervisionrequired

it is NO wonder why they are NOT aloud to investigate themselves!

gburg61
gburg61

focusing on the race of these victims detracts from the hard fact that police violate "due process" from all people. deflection and blame placed NOT where it belongs but on some intangible factor is not productive to ending "qualifed immunity"!!

Libertarian
Libertarian

"Even without the video evidence, it was clear that Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth was lying through his teeth about not having watched the Jacob Blake police shooting video, a weak attempt at plausible deniability that was proven to be a lie within hours."

I would wager their is not any law enforcement in WI has not seen that video. Anyone know what his motivation here is? I do not see how admitting to watching the video puts him in a bad position. Worst case scenario is he gets questioned about the video and police tactics, at which point he can just say, "no comment" or "We're waiting for the investigation to reach a conclusion".

ChillyDogg
ChillyDogg

They were there because the call was about Blake fighting with a female. Rittenhouse isn't a white supremacist and acted 100% in self defense as can be easily seen in the videos. The ACLU should be defending him but they're woke trash now.

supervisionrequired
supervisionrequired

WTF!!! lying, incompetence, victim blaming, supporting white power, inappropriate comments about blacks, failing to comply with directives, tunnel vision and then the mayor supports all of this! time for that city to have a PURGE!


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