Kenosha – An online petition in support of Kenosha Police officer Kendal West has more than 700 signatures.
West was charged with battery, disorderly conduct and misconduct in public office for an incident that occurred while he was on duty and in police uniform on Jan. 1. West is accused of leaving his assigned patrol area and punching a man who was in a romantic relationship with his wife.
The 29-year-old KPD officer and military veteran is out on bond and on administrative leave.
Kenosha Ald. Kevin Mathewson called for West’s termination. However, Police Chief Daniel Miskinis said Monday that disciplinary action would be decided after the investigation into the incident is completed.
West was hired as a probationary officer in 2013. He graduated from Gateway Technical College’s 15-week law enforcement program in spring 2015.
A counter petition was launched on Wednesday, calling for West’s termination.