A Kenosha woman is cited for trying to enter the Kenosha County Board Chambers during their meeting Tuesday (May 5, 2020) when she chose not to follow the board’s social distancing guidelines.
The Kenosha County Board and Kenosha County Administration say they are following local, state, and Center for Disease Control guideline for social distancing. That led the measures which include not allowing public attendance of board meetings.
To keep them open to the public, anyone interested in taking part can do so by watching the meeting online or by callign a number to listen through the telephone.
On Tuesday, 57-year-old Mary Magdalen Moser entered the Administration Building through the employee entrance of the county Administration buidling and attempted to board the elevator to the County Board Chambers.
She was confronted by two Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department supervisors, Captain Robert Hallisy and Lieutenant Steven Beranis. They informed her she could not attend the meeting in person.
Surveillance cameras show Moser not leaving, but instead trying multiple times to enter an elevator that would have gotten her closer to the board chambers. This led the sheriff’s supervisors to physically keep her from entering the elevator. She was arrested, handcuffed and escorted out of the building.
No one was injured as Moser was issued two citations for obstructing an officer and resisting arrest. She was later released.
County officials commend the actions Lieutenant Beranis and Captain Hallisy took in showing restraint during their interaction with Moser.