Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced on Monday that the officers involved in the shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old black man, in August in Kenosha, Wisconsin, will not be charged.
According to Graveley, there was not sufficient and admissible evidence to support an unlawful shooting charge against law enforcement. He also clarified that Blake will not be charged.
“This was a tragedy, first and foremost, for Jacob Blake, who still suffers from grievous injuries. These are life-lasting injuries that he suffers from today,” Graveley said.
“The challenge now and part of what I hope to begin in my conversation today is, rather than burning things down,can moments of tragedy like this be an opportunity to build things?” Graveley said. “Are there times and circumstances that are tragic where communities in their healing process can begin to make themselves a better community?”
The announcement comes months after Blake was shot in the back seven times by Officer Rusten Sheskey after