Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office
Press Release

Statement Regarding Custody Status of Mr. Blake


By - Aug 28th, 2020 02:58 pm

Milwaukee, WI – From Sunday, August 23 to Friday, August 28, while receiving treatment at a local hospital, Mr. Jacob Blake remained in custody on a Kenosha County felony arrest warrant issued in July. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department with the hospital watch for much of this period. MCSO worked very closely with the hospital and Mr. Blake’s legal team to ensure a safe and dignified environment for Mr. Blake, consistent with best law enforcement and hospital practices for security and visitation.

Earlier today, Mr. Blake posted the bond underlying the arrest warrant, enabling his release from custody. The hospital watch was discontinued immediately after receiving this information from Kenosha authorities.

For further information, please contact Investigator Scott Stiff at 414-840-3185 or

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One thought on “Statement Regarding Custody Status of Mr. Blake”

  1. Mingus says:

    No matter how you look at it, the optics of this are bad. Why wasn’t someone in authority thinking ahead and deciding that restraints were not necessary even though legal protocol probably indicated that this was the procedure. I think going “by the book” or a rigid training response with no room for officer discretion can escalate situations which result in a officer escalating a situation when it is not necessary.

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