No legislation enforcement officers can be charged within the taking pictures, prosecutors stated.
January 13, 2021, 11:30 PM
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Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old father, stated he “kinda went limp” when he was shot seven instances by a Wisconsin police officer and was left partially paralyzed.
Two of Blake’s kids witnessed the Aug. 23, 2020, taking pictures, he stated.
“All I remember at that point was kinda leanin’ back, lookin’ at my boys,” Blake instructed “Good Morning America” co-anchor Michael Strahan in an unique interview. “I said, ‘Daddy, love you no matter what.’ It was the last thing I said to them at that point.”
“I thought it was gonna be the last thing I say to them,” added Blake. “Thank God it wasn’t.”
Tune-in Thursday to “Good Morning America” for co-anchor Michael Strahan’s unique interview with Jacob Blake.
Kenosha County District Attorney Mike Graveley introduced final week that no police officers will be charged in the shooting.
Graveley stated Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheskey, who’s white, was justified in his use of drive as a result of Blake, who’s Black, was armed with a knife, refused orders to drop it and made a movement as if he was going to stab Sheskey.
Graveley stated proof confirmed Sheskey fired in self-defense.
Graveley additionally stated Blake admitted to investigators that he was armed with a knife all through all the encounter.
Graveley stated Sheskey stopped taking pictures when he noticed Blake was not a menace and instantly began giving first assist. Graveley stated there have been 10 bullets left in Sheskey’s gun.
Sheskey was positioned on administrative go away.
ABC News‘ Erin Brady, Sarah Lang, Stephanie Wash and Bill Hutchinson contributed to this report.