Many people supported Kyle Rittenhouse from the very beginning, despite what the mainstream media said. Regular citizens even donated to his trial fund because they believed he deserved a fair trial with a good attorney.
Fired For Seperating A Cause
One of the people who donated to the fund was a Norfolk police officer. He says he was fired for his anonymous donation. Lt. William Kelly is now asking for his job back.
Rittenhouse was acquitted this past week, which means that any donation to his defense fund should be overlooked. But, for some reason, that is not the case for Kelly.
Kelly told the Daily Mail that he would like to go back to work. He said, "I love being a cop, it's a part of me and who I am. It was a huge hit to me to lose my job. If I got the chance again, I'd jump on it."
Kelly had given only $25 to the GoFundMe campaign for Rittenhouse. He left him a message saying, "God Bless. Thank you for your courage. Keep your head up. You've done nothing wrong. Every rank-and-file police officer supports you."
Even though Kelly made an anonymous donation, a data breach revealed his identity and showed that he worked for the Norfolk Police Department. The city caught wind of the donation and said his "egregious comments erode the trust" between officers and the area's citizens. Kelly filed a grievance and is looking forward to a hearing in January.