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Virginia Police Officer Fired After Donating To Kyle Rittenhouse Defense Fund

Virginia Police Officer Fired After Donating To Kyle Rittenhouse Defense Fund

A police officer in Virginia who donated money to support homicide suspect Kyle Rittenhouse was fired, authorities said Tuesday.

Lt. William Kelly, who worked in internal affairs for the Norfolk Police Department, was terminated after he expressed support for Rittenhouse and made an anonymous $25 donation to his defense fund. The officer's message at the time read, in part: “God bless. Thank you for your courage. Keep your head up. You’ve done nothing wrong.”

Norfolk police said Kelly was initially placed on administrative leave last Friday while officials conducted an investigation into the former officer's actions.

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