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Crime Kenosha officer who shot Jacob Blake won't face discipline, police chief says

01:15  14 april  2021
01:15  14 april  2021 Source:   nbcnews.com

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Rusten Sheskey, the Kenosha , Wisconsin, police officer who shot Jacob Blake seven times while responding to a domestic incident last year, has returned to active duty, according to a statement from Police Chief Daniel Miskinis. " Officer Sheskey was found to have been acting within policy and will not be subjected to discipline ," the chief added. Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced in January that Sheskey would not face charges in the shooting . In addition to the district attorney's investigation, the incident was also reviewed by an outside agency and independent expert

The Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer who shot Jacob Blake, a Black man who was paralyzed from the waist down after the shooting in August, has returned to work and will not face discipline, the department announced Tuesday.

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Officer Rusten Sheskey returned from administrative leave in late March. He was "found to have been acting within policy and will not be subjected to discipline," according to a statement from Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis on Tuesday.

The determination was made after an outside investigation and independent expert review, the statement said.

“Although this incident has been reviewed at multiple levels, I understand that some will not be pleased with the outcome; however, given the facts, it was the only lawful and appropriate decision to be made," Miskinis said.

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KENOSHA — A Kenosha police officer will not be charged in the August shooting of Jacob Blake , the Kenosha County District Attorney announced Tuesday. The District Attorney made the announcement at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. D.A. Michael Graveley said his office would not recommend charges against Blake walked away from officers and was attempting to get into an SUV at the scene when he was shot . Jacob Blake 's family responds to decision to not charge police officer . According to officials, Blake admitted there was a weapon in the vehicle, but it was unclear if

REVEALED: Kenosha cop, 31, ' who shot ' Jacob Blake is seven year law enforcement veteran who previously worked on the University of Wisconsin's campus police and was disciplined in 2017 for a vehicle violation code. Officer Rusten Sheskey has been identified as being involved in the shooting of Jacob The identification comes as Blake 's tearful mother made a heartbreaking plea to 'examine your hearts' in the wake of protesting and rioting in Kenosha over the shootin. Blake 's father said on Tuesday the 29-year-old is paralyzed from the waist down. He said Blake now has 'eight holes' in his

Sheskey was not charged in the shooting. Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley told reporters in January that Sheskey and other officers would have had a strong case for self-defense.

"If you don't believe you can prove a case beyond a reasonable doubt, you have an ethical obligation not to issue charges," Graveley said at the time.

Blake filed a federal complaint against Sheskey, the only defendant, last month seeking unspecified damages.

Police initially released few details on the Blake shooting, saying that the officers were responding to a domestic incident. But bystander video of the incident was posted online and received national attention.

In the video, Blake appeared to be walking away from officers and had opened the front driver's side door when he was shot from behind. Authorities said both Sheskey and another officer attempted to us their stun guns on Blake but could not stop him.

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— A Kenosha police officer will face no criminal charges for shooting Jacob Blake seven times in the back, an incident that touched off several days of intense protests against police and later unraveled into violent and deadly street clashes between demonstrators. Blake , who witnesses said had been trying to break up an argument between two women, was shot as he walked back toward his vehicle. In his written report, Graveley said Blake was armed with an open knife he was holding in his right hand.

Months after flames and unrest gripped Kenosha , Wisconsin, the decision by county officials to not charge the White police officer who shot Jacob Blake has renewed the city's communal pain and racial divide.

Blake was near a knife when he was shot, state prosecutors have said, and a blade was found in the footwell of the vehicle. Raysean White, the bystander who recorded the video, said he heard police yelling "drop the knife!" but never saw Blake armed with a blade.

Kenosha police officers were not equipped with body cameras at the time of the shooting.

While it was previously believed that Blake was shot seven times in the back, further examination of Blake's medical records found that he had three entrance wounds on his left side and four shots to his back, Graveley said in January following the announcement that there would be no charges against the officers.

He said that while it is "absolutely appropriate" to ask whether seven shots is excessive, Sheskey said he continued to fire until the "threat" stopped as part of his training.

The shooting of Blake occurred only a few months after George Floyd died while officers attempted to arrest him in Minneapolis last summer. Four officers have been charged in connection Floyd's death, and one currently stands trial for murder and manslaughter charges.

Blake's shooting renewed a wave of protests in Kenosha and around the country, demanding police reform following highly publicized cases of Black people being severely injured or killed by police.

This is a breaking story, please check back for updates.

Three dead, two injured in overnight shooting at Wisconsin bar .
At least three people were killed overnight Sunday in Kenosha, Wis., at a bar popular with local college students, according to police.Police responded to Somers House Tavern just before 1 a.m. and found multiple gunshot victims, according to the Kenosha Police Department. Three people were declared dead and two others hospitalized with “serious injuries.

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