Kenosha, Wis., District Attorney Michael Graveley announced on Tuesday that his office will not pursue charges against police officers involved in the shooting of Jacob Blake. On Aug. 23, Blake, a Black man, was shot seven times by a white police officer, Rusten Sheskey. Blake was shot in the back and left paralyzed from the waist down.
MICHAEL GRAVELEY: And it is my decision now, that I announce today before you, that no Kenosha law enforcement officer in this case will be charged with any criminal offense, based on the facts and the laws as I will describe them to you now. So it is our decision that no charge will be filed.
I'm going to also tell you, just because I think it is important, that no charge will be filed against Jacob Blake in regards to this incident as well. That, for many of the same reasons-- in terms of an overall discussion about this case-- that is not something that is something that the district attorney's office intends to pursue.