The police officer who shot and paralyzed Jacob Blake will not face civil charges
#Roommates, a little over a year ago Kenosha, a Wisconsin resident Jacob Blake He was tragically shot in front of his children and immobilized – unfortunately, the officer in charge is now in the clear. It was recently announced that Rustin Chesky will not face any civil charges for shooting and crippling Jacob Blake, in the latest update to the case that dominated headlines last summer.
NBCNew reports, Wisconsin Prosecutors confirmed Earlier today, police officer Rustin Chesky will not be brought on civil charges for the shooting (and eventually crippling Jacob Blake). Following the decision, the US Department of Justice stated, “After a careful and thorough review, a team of experienced federal prosecutors has determined that there is insufficient evidence to establish beyond reasonable doubt that the officer willfully violated federal criminal civil rights laws. Accordingly, the review of this incident was closed without a doubt.” Federal trial.
This follows a similar decision made in January when prosecutors decided not to file charges against Chesky after he was wanted under a felony warrant, due to a video clip that Blake was caught armed with a knife during the initial arrest. Chesky also officially returned to work as a police officer in March, after administrative leave without facing any further discipline.
At the time, it was determined that “it has been determined that he was acting in accordance with policy and will not be disciplined,” according to Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Muskenis via a statement.
As previously reported, in August 2020, Jacob Blake was shot by Rustin Chesky during a domestic disturbance call that left him paralyzed from the waist down, and as a result, several nights of local protests erupted.
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