Supporters Of Jacob Blake Call For Firing Of Kenosha Officer

Tuesday, January 12th 2021, 10:06 am
By: News On 6

Activists held a march on Monday afternoon to call for the firing of a Kenosha police officer that shot Jacob Blake during a confrontation in 2020.

Supporters of Jacob Blake gathered in downtown Kenosha to demand Officer Rusten Sheskey be fired. This comes six days after the Kenosha County District Attorney decided not to bring charges against the officer who shot Blake in the back as he walked away from him.

Police were responding to a domestic disturbance call. The DA ruled that Sheskey had reason to fear for his life during the confrontation. Supporters of Blake say there need to be consequences for the officers involved in the case. The shooting paralyzed Blake from the waist down.