BREAKING NEWS: Kenosha Official’s Announce No Charges in Officer-Involved Shooting of Jacob Blake

KENOSHA, WI. –  On August 23, 2020, Jacob S. Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was shot and seriously injured by police officer Rusten Sheskey in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Sheskey shot at Blake’s back seven times when Blake opened the driver’s door to his SUV and leaned in.

Three of Blake’s sons were in the backseat at the time. Earlier during the encounter, Blake had been tasered and had struggled with police officers.

District Attorney Michael Graveley in Kenosha, Wisconsin announced Tuesday that no charges will be filed against the police officers in the shooting case of Jacob Blake from last August.

On Monday, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers authorized the mobilization of the state’s National Guard. The move comes as officials brace for another potential round of unrest ahead of the decision.

About 500 Wisconsin National Guard troops were called to active duty this week to assist local law enforcement.

“We are continuing to work with our local partners in the Kenosha area to ensure they have the state support they need, just as we have in the past,” Evers said.

“Our members of the National Guard will be on hand to support local first responders, ensure Kenoshans are able to assemble safely, and to protect critical infrastructure as necessary,” he added.

Graveley called for peaceful healing in the community.


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