Feds Won’t Seek Charges Against Cop in Jacob Blake Shooting

Federal prosecutors announced that they won’t file charges against a white police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin in 2020 — a shooting that sparked protests that led to the deaths of two men.

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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Wisconsin Department of Justice shows Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey. Federal prosecutors announced Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, that they won't file charges against a Sheskey, who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last year. (Wisconsin Department of Justice via AP, File)
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced Friday that they won’t file charges against a white police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last year — a shooting that sparked protests that led to the deaths of two men. Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake, who is Black, during a domestic disturbance in Kenosha in August 2020. The shooting left Blake paralyzed from the waist down and sparked several nights of protests, some of which…

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