No Federal Charges For Officer That Shot Jacob Blake
The U.S. Department of Justice will not pursue federal civil rights charges.
Blake was shot seven times in the back while walking away from an officer and toward a parked vehicle where two of his children were sitting. The shooting left him paralyzed.
State prosecutors decided not to file charges against Sheskey in January after video showed Blake was armed with a knife.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday that it won’t pursue charges against Sheskey either, saying there’s not enough evidence to prove Shesky used excessive force.
The shooting, which followed months of protests against police brutality around the country following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police kicked off more than a week of protests in Kenosha.
No federal civil rights charges against officer who shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Justice Department says was originally published by Wisconsin Public Radio.
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