The white police officer who shot Black man Jacob Blake seven times in the back, leaving him paralyzed, will not face criminal charges, Wisconsin prosecutors announced Tuesday.
“It is our decision that no charge will be filed,” Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley said Tuesday, saying the decision followed a “dramatically exhaustive” investigation.
Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back in front of his children. He now remains paralyzed from the waist down.
In related news: Kyle Rittenhouse, a young gunman facing criminal charges in the killing of two men and the serious injury of a third this summer in Kenosha, Wis., entered not guilty pleas to all charges during an arraignment Tuesday.