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Ben Crump, attorney for George Floyd's family, to represent Jacob Blake's family

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Posted at 2:51 PM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 15:51:03-04

KENOSHA — Ben Crump, the attorney for the families of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, will be representing Jacob Blake and his family after Blake was shot and seriously injured by a Kenosha officer Sunday night.

Crump shared the news on his Twitter Monday morning saying he will work to seek answers from the police department, and justice for Blake.

In a video circulating social media, Blake appears to have been shot in the back seven times by the Kenosha Police Department. Additionally, Blake's fiancée came forward saying his kids were in the car and saw him get shot.

Before Crump was even announced he was representing Blake and his family, he shared his own reaction to the shooting on Twitter. He said, " Wow. This Black man was shot several times in the back by Kenosha Police today. He was getting into his car after apparently breaking up a fight between two women. He’s in critical condition now. We demand JUSTICE!"

Crump represents the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and locally, the family of Joel Acevedo, who died after an altercation with an off-duty Milwaukee police officer.

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