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January 5, 2021

No Charges Filed Against Kenosha Officers in Jacob Blake Case

Kenosha, WI – Kenosha District Attorney Michael Graveley announced Tuesday that there would be no charges filed against Officer Rusten Sheskey in the August 23 Jacob Blake shooting.

Graveley pointed to several reasons for his decision, including the fact that Blake was getting into his vehicle after telling police he had a weapon inside. He was ordered by police several times to drop the knife in his hand, which he failed to do. Police had tased Blake three times unsuccessfully before shooting him as he got into his SUV after being in a heated argument with his fiance.

His fiance had called 911 to say Blake took the keys to her rental car. Police knew that there [...]


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