Police officer won’t face charges in Jacob Blake shooting, Kenosha prosecutor says; Rittenhouse pleads not guilty

CHICAGO — The police officer who shot Jacob Blake won’t face criminal charges for firing seven bullets into the former Illinois man during a struggle in August, prosecutors in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, announced Tuesday. Relying upon arguments that have long protected officers in on-duty shootings, Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley said he would not be able to disprove Officer Rusten Sheskey’s self-defense claims. As in most states, Wisconsin law holds that officers can shoot if they reasonably believe firing is necessary to protect themselves or anyone else from serious injur…

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