No charges in police shooting of African American Jacob Blake

Kenosha (United States) (AFP) – No police will be charged in the shooting of African American Jacob Blake, who was left paralyzed in an incident which sparked unrest in the US city of Kenosha in August, the prosecutor announced Tuesday. Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley said that white police officer Rusten Sheskey had a reasonable claim of fear of being stabbed when he shot Blake several times in the back as Blake tried to get in his car. Graveley said it was a “very narrow decision,” but that based on existing law for officer-involved shootings, it would be difficult for stat…

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