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Milwaukee activist Khalil Coleman in custody at Milwaukee County Jail

Community organizer Khalil Coleman leads a group supporting The Peoples Revolution as they march from Johnsons Park on West Fond du Lac Avenue through the streets of Milwaukee  on Sept. 5, 2020. The group marked their 100th day of marching since widespread protests began in Milwaukee on May 29, four days after George Floyd, a Black man, died when white Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes during an arrest.

Milwaukee activist Khalil Coleman was arrested by U.S. Marshals and placed in custody at the Milwaukee County Jail after missing a court date in Kentucky. 

The arrest was first reported by the conservative website Wisconsin Right Now.  

Coleman, 35, was arrested in February by the Elsmere Police Department, which accuses Coleman, and two others, of attempting to rob a drug house. 

“On February 15th I was arrested in Kenton county accused of a crime I did not commit,” Coleman said in a Facebook post. 

Coleman missed a scheduled court date and as a result a warrant was issued. He was booked into Milwaukee County Jail on April 26. He said he is awaiting extradition to Kentucky. 

Last summer in Milwaukee, Coleman was one of the main organizers for marches against police brutality after George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis.   

Contact Drake Bentley at (414) 391-5647 or [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter at @drake_bentley.




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