According to ABCWISN, The Wisconsin Department of Justice on Wednesday identified the police officer who shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back on Sunday.
Investigators say officers were called to a home in the 2800 block of 40th Street after a female caller reported that her boyfriend was present and was not supposed to be on the premises.
During the incident, officers said they tried to arrest Blake, 29. Officers deployed a Taser to attempt to stop Blake, but it didn’t stop him, the investigators said.
Blake walked around his vehicle, opened the driver’s side door, and leaned forward. While holding onto Blake’s shirt, Officer Rusten Sheskey fired his service weapon seven times into Blake’s back, the DOJ said.
No other officer fired their weapon, the DOJ said.
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Blake was in serious condition at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee as of Monday.
In a Facebook video posted around noon Monday, Blake’s father said Blake was out of surgery and in stable condition.
Two people who live in the Kenosha neighborhood Blake has called home for about two years said he has five children ranging in age from 3 to 7 and a fiancee.
The man, who lives across the street from Blake on the 2800 block of 40th St., said when he went to the store about 15 minutes before the shooting, Blake was barbecuing with his kids. When the neighbor returned shortly after 5 p.m., Blake was trying to break up a fight. Seven or eight police officers arrived. They wanted to talk with Blake, but he wasn’t interested and started putting his kids in the car to leave, the neighbor said.
Jacob was unarmed and shot 7 times in front of his children.
Rusten Sheskey joined the Kenosha Police Department on April 1, 2013, and also worked for UW-Parkside Police Department.
Video of Sheskey on Youtube ‘Cold water challenge’ from 2014
From Rusten Sheskey pinterest
Attorney Ben Crump has been retained to seek Justice for the family.
We are demanding Justice for Jacob Blake!
Demanding that Rusten Sheskey be FIRED NOW and charged.
Numbers to Call
Kenosha Police Department (262)656-1234
Kenosha City Attorney 262-653-4170
Kenosha Mayor/City Administration 262-653-4000
Wisconsin DOJ (608) 266-1221
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Bodycam video released of Andre Leshon Lee who lost consciousness when arrested but died 5 days later in Dallas PD custody, Report
The Dallas Police Department has released a video of Andre Leshon Lee who they say lost consciousness shortly after being taken into custody on August 28. The video released clearly shows he lost consciousness at the site where he was arrested.
The report goes on to say Lee died September 2 in police custody a week after losing consciousness. Something doesn’t add up here.
According to Fox 4 the investigation by Dallas police into Lee’s death, he and his wife were driving the night of August 28, when his wife said he got out of the car and started running.
Morehouse School of Medicine students get surprise news that $26M gift will help pay off their debt
ATLANTA — It’s a major gift to an Atlanta-based historically Black college aimed at helping close the gap in medical disparities in America.
On Wednesday, Morehouse School of Medicine announced they received a $26.3-million donation from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the organization founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Apalachee Elementary assistant principal Nikki Bradley under fire for monkey post about black students
According to WCTV Leon County school administrators, Thursday publicly detailed the investigation of an assistant principal’s Facebook post that lead to a reprimand and demotion.
The district received multiple complaints about the post by Apalachee Elementary assistant principal Nikki Bradley.
Bradley wrote this message on her personal Facebook page:
“For a while now, I have felt like Ringmaster of the ****show. Today has done me in! I do not want to be ringmaster, someone come get the monkeys and all the circus friends.
#exhausted #goawaycovid #imgoingtobed”
“It’s important to clarify for the record what took place, the investigation that happened, and what discipline we have enforced,” said Superintendent Rocky Hanna in a Facebook live on Thursday.
The district’s Director of Labor and Employee Relations, Deana McAllister, says an investigation determined the post “was not meant to be divisive or hurtful, nor racially motivated.”
McAllister says the post did show a lack of professionalism and poor judgement, leading to a formal reprimand and demotion of Bradley. She was reassigned from Apalachee Elementary to Killearn Lakes.