Friday, December 18, 2015

PTSD Disabled Veteran in Wheelchair Charged After Police Standoff?

Baraboo man charged in October standoff
Baraboo News Republic
Tim Damo
December 11, 2015

A Baraboo man has been charged in relation to an armed standoff with police that took place in late October.

The Sauk County District Attorney’s Office filed felony charges Tuesday against 55-year-old Kenji K. Kakugawa for failing to comply with officers who attempted to take him into custody and for pointing a gun at an officer.

According to the criminal complaint, Kakugawa is a wheelchair-bound veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Police were called to his Baraboo home Oct. 21 after an employee with a veteran affairs hospital in Madison notified authorities that he was suicidal and had a weapon.
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