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Justice Department: No Federal Charges in Police Shooting of Jacob Blake

HeadlineOct 11, 2021

The Justice Department has announced it will not file federal charges against the white police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, who fired seven shots at point-blank range into the back of Jacob Blake last year. The shooting left the 29-year-old African American father partially paralyzed. The officer, Rusten Sheskey, shot Blake as he leaned into his car. Three of Blake’s young sons witnessed the shooting from inside the car; the boys were just 3, 5 and 8 years old at the time. The Justice Department said there was insufficient evidence that the officers willfully used excessive force. Click here to see our interview with Jacob Blake’s father.

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