White police officer who shot Jacob Blake and left him paralyzed will not face discipline as he returns back to work

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White police officer who shot Jacob Blake and left him paralyzed will not face discipline as he returns back to work

The Wisconsin police officer who shot Jacob Blake, a Black man who was paralyzed from the waist down after the shooting in August, has returned to work and will not face discipline. 

 

The officer, Rusten Sheskey, who is white, is now back on the job after returning from administrative leave on March 31, Chief Daniel Miskinis announced Tuesday April 13.

 

White police officer who shot Jacob Blake and left him paralyzed will not face discipline as he returns back to work

 

A statement from Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis said he was “found to have been acting within policy and will not be subjected to discipline.”

 

The determination was made after an outside investigation and an independent expert review, the statement said.

 

“Although this incident has been reviewed at multiple levels, I understand that some will not be pleased with the outcome; however, given the facts, it was the only lawful and appropriate decision to be made,” Miskinis said.

 

Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley told reporters in January that Sheskey and other officers would have had a strong case…



Source: Linda Ikeji