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The Kenosha policeman, who shot an armed black man in the back seven times during a marriage dispute and was acquitted of a crime, has returned from administrative leave, according to the report.
Kenosha’s agent Rusten Sheskey was not charged in the August 2020 incident in which Jacob Blake Jr. was paralyzed from the waist down. Sheskey shot Blake as he tried to get into a truck.
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Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis said the shooting was investigated by an outside agency and reviewed by an independent expert and the Kenosha District Attorney.
Kenosha police chief Daniel Miskinis said Sheskey will be back on duty on March 31. The statement states that Sheskey acted in accordance with the policy and would not be punished.
“Although this incident has been investigated on many levels, I know that some will not be satisfied with the outcome. However, given the facts, the only correct and legal decision has been made,” Miskinis said in the statement.
Sheskey and two other Kenosha officers tried to arrest Blake with a pending arrest warrant when a penknife fell out of his pants during a fight. Blake said he picked it up before going to a vehicle to leave with two of his children in the back seat. He said he was ready to give up once he stuck the knife in the vehicle.
Sheskey told investigators that he feared for his own safety, so he opened fire. The shooting took place three months after George Floyd’s death in police custody in Minneapolis.
Blake filed a civil lawsuit last month accusing the officers of excessive use of force.