“You’ve done nothing wrong.” wrote an anonymous donor to Kyle Rittenhouse's legal fund. Turns out that was Norfolk Police Lt. William K. Kelly.
Norfolk Cop Who Gave Kyle Rittenhouse $25 Fired
Credit: Twitter
April 21, 2021

Fairly swift result considering. Norfolk found out about the donation only a few days ago and after review has fired the officer. Every police department should do the same.

Source: Washington Post

In September, an anonymous donor sent $25 to the legal fund of Kyle Rittenhouse, an 18-year-old charged with fatally shooting two men at a protest last summer, along with a note of support proclaiming, “You’ve done nothing wrong.”

Last week, a data breach revealed exactly who had sent that message and money, according to a report by the Guardian: Norfolk Police Lt. William K. Kelly.

Now, the city of Norfolk has fired Kelly, formerly the No. 2 official in the Norfolk Police Department’s internal affairs division, after an internal investigation found he had violated city and department policies by sending the donation and note.

“His egregious comments erode the trust between the Norfolk Police Department and those they are sworn to serve,” City Manager Chip Filer said in a statement Tuesday.

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