Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Published 11:30 a.m. ET Jan. 6, 2021 | Updated 1:10 p.m. ET Jan. 6, 2021
A Wisconsin prosecutor introduced Tuesday that he won’t file legal expenses towards a white police officer who shot a Black man within the again in Kenosha final summer time, leaving him paralyzed and setting off generally violent protests within the metropolis. (Jan. 5)
MILWAUKEE – The county prosecutor’s resolution not to charge the Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer who shot Jacob Blake within the again Aug. 23 will not take nationwide consideration off the Wisconsin metropolis simply but.
A federal investigation into the incident is ongoing, and the high-profile case of Kyle Rittenhouse continues. The Illinois teen pleaded not responsible Tuesday to seven expenses stemming from his capturing of three protesters throughout civil unrest that broke out in Kenosha after Blake was shot.
Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley mentioned his resolution to not cost any officer concerned within the capturing was based mostly on proof that would not be seen on cellphone video of the incident, which confirmed officer Rusten Sheskey capturing Blake, a Black man, as he acquired right into a automobile together with his youngsters inside. Blake was armed with a knife when he was shot.
Blake was left paralyzed.
The capturing set off generally violent protests in Kenosha and marked one other second of nationwide demonstrations towards police brutality and systemic racism within the USA.
Federal investigation into Blake capturing ongoing
Sheskey and different officers current when Blake was shot may face departmental self-discipline,