Attorney General Kaul said that District Attorney Michael Graveley asked him to select an independent consultant to review the August 23 shooting. Kaul said he picked Wisconsin native and retired Madison Police Chief Noble Wray as ideally suited for the task.
Officials say the next phase in this case will be Chief Wray's review of the file and preparation of his analysis. They say Wray's analysis will assist the district attorney in his review of the facts and their relationship with standard law enforcement practices as he makes a charging decision.
According to local CBS affiliate WDJT, Wisconsin's Division of Criminal Investigation is leading this investigation and is assisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Wisconsin State Patrol and Kenosha County Sheriff's Office.
ATTORNEY GENERAL JOSH KAUL: Good evening, everybody. Thank you for joining us here today. I'm Attorney General Josh Kaul and we are here today to provide an update on the case involving the officer involved shooting of Jacob Blake that took place in Kenosha on August 23rd. First, the Division of Criminal investigation, which is a component of the Wisconsin Department of Justice, has continued vigorously and thoroughly investigating this case, working to get as full an understanding of the facts of this matter as possible. That investigation, the DCI portion of this investigation, is now in its final stages.
DA Gravely has asked me to select a consultant. From my perspective, the critical characteristics in a consultant are that it's somebody who has the expertise needed to render a judgment that reflects expertise, and also somebody who is going to approach this assessment fairly, so that we have a fair and objective analysis of the facts and the way that they relate to standard policing practices. So pursuant to that request, I did select a consultant.
And one of the things we are announcing today is the identity of that individual. It is former Madison Police Chief Noble Wray.