DOJ Won't Charge Wisconsin Cop Who Shot Jacob Blake as Blake Reached for Knife

DOJ Won't Charge Wisconsin Cop Who Shot Jacob Blake as Blake Reached for Knife


More than a year after Jacob Blake was shot by a Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer while refusing to cooperate with law enforcement, the Justice Department has announced it is abandoning its attempt to charge with a civil rights violation the officer who shot Blake.

Blake, who is black, was shot on Aug. 23, 2020, in a high-profile incident in which multiple officers attempted to subdue Blake, who broke free from the officers trying to detain him during a domestic disturbance call.

Blake was followed into a vehicle by Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheskey, who fired several times, wounding Blake, 30, and leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. The incident triggered multiple nights of rioting in Kenosha, in which two people were killed.

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