NOTE: NBC Chicago will provide a live feed from outside the courthouse as available throughout the trial. Watch live in the player above. Warning: graphic language may be heard.
BREAKING: A jury has found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts in his murder trial connected to the shootings of three people during unrest in Kenosha during the summer of 2020. Details here.
As jury deliberations continue in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial for a fourth day, groups both in support and in protest of Rittenhouse continue to gather on the Kenosha County courthouse steps.
For the latest updates from inside the courtroom, click here.
On Thursday, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth was seen handing out cookies and coffee "for peace" outside the courthouse.
"The goal is to show everybody we're on the same page," he said. "People are going to be voicing their opinion but we're here to do it together, we're here to do it hopefully peacefully."
Two people were taken into custody Wednesday on the courthouse steps as the jury panel moved closer to a verdict in Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial, according to authorities.
Officers arrested a 20-year-old man for battery, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, police said. A 34-year-old woman was also arrested for disorderly conduct.
Officials said law enforcement deployed several officers to "keep crowds of citizens and media from interfering" during the arrests.
"The Kenosha Police Department and the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department fully recognize the importance of media coverage surrounding the trial. The media and the public have a responsibility to give space to law enforcement and allow them to perform their duties. Please do so," Kenosha police said in a statement.
The police department tweeted Wednesday afternoon that officials were aware of attempts to spread disinformation on social media surrounding the trial and that there is "no credible threat to public safety" at this time.
Once the jury announces a verdict has been reached, there will likely be some time before the verdict is read in court. It remains unclear how long jury deliberations could take.
NBC Chicago will send a push notification announcing a verdict has been reached and viewers will be able to watch live as it is read in our stream from the courtroom. (Live feed in the player above)
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