“An email from the court indicated that jury selection had been postponed and rescheduled for Monday, March 28. Ziminski has a pre-trial hearing scheduled for Feb. 25,” the Kenosha News reported.
“Whether new charges would be filed against Ziminski following what happened in court Monday was not certain,” the report continued.
Rose, who represented DeBruin while he provided testimony during the Kyle Rittenhouse trial that took place back in November of 2021, stated that Ziminski yelled at his client as he was coming into the courthouse, demanding that the photograph show a picture of Ziminski during the riots.
When DeBruin passed that information along, Rose then alerted Judge Schroeder.
“(DeBruin) was visibly shaken,” Rose stated by telephone Monday afternoon. “I told the judge about it, called it intimidation and asked that Ziminski be penalized by being held in the county jail pending the outcome of the trial.”
Rose then revealed that his client just took pictures of the scene that night and would testify to that.
“He does not have an ax to grind with Ziminski,” Rose went on to say. “He doesn’t know him. He’s just there on the scene.”
“Ziminski was charged with the misdemeanor after authorities used a previous booking photograph to identify him as the man who fired off a ‘warning shot’ Aug. 25, 2020, just before Rittenhouse, who was in the same area, shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum,” the Kenosha News said.
“Rittenhouse was found not guilty in November in that homicide, along with the shooting death of Anthony Huber and for injuring Gaige Grosskreutz during riots that night in Downtown Kenosha,” the report added.