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MPD forming response plans following Rittenhouse verdict

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Madison Police squad cars parked at the department’s west district.

MADISON (WKOW) -- The Madison Police Department announced Friday that it and other agencies are building response plans following the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.

According to a statement emailed to 27 News, MPD spokesperson Stephanie Fryer said MPD is working with outside agencies and established an incident command post earlier in the week.

The department is working with Community Dialogue Representatives in case of protests and the special events team is on standby. 

"The Madison Police Department understands and recognizes there are strong emotions concerning today’s verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial," MPD's formal statement reads. "The department has been working with outside agencies on response plans and is prepared to protect the constitutional rights of the public should demonstrations occur."

The jury found Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts Friday afternoon.

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