Shooting victims' families "sickened" by billboard featuring trigger-happy Wisconsin cop

One involved a veteran with "mental problems" -- the other was a fatal shooting of a 26-year-old

By Scott Eric Kaufman
April 27, 2015 8:44PM (UTC)
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Pablo Torres billboard (Bill Siel/Kenosha News)

A billboard erected by the Kenosha Professional Police Association (KPPA) is "sickening" members of the local community thanks to the face the group decided to put on it -- Pablo Torres, who last month was involved in two police shootings, one of which proved fatal.

As the Kenosha News' Jeffrey Zampanti reported, the KPPA pruchased the billboard -- which reads "Thank you for your support, Kenosha" and features Torres and canine officer Chico -- to thank the community for "the outpouring of support" given to local law enforcement in the wake of both nationwide protests against police brutality and local incidents involving Torres himself.

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On March 4th, Torres was involved in the non-fatal shooting of Terry Knight, a man who was known by police to have what his wife


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