KENOSHA — State law enforcement are continuing their investigation into the police shooting of Jacob Blake, but did not release any significant updates on Tuesday.
A release from the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) recapped a statement released last week, and offered an overview of their accomplishments thus far.
According to DCI investigators, they have:
- Conducted 88 witness interviews
- Collected 102 evidence items
- Downloaded 28 videos for review
- Issued 4 search warrants
- Dedicated over 600 hours working on this case as of Aug. 29
DCI is leading the investigation into the police shooting of Blake, and is assisted by the FBI, Wisconsin State Patrol and Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office.
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As TMJ4 reported, Kenosha police officers were called to a home in the 2800 block of 40th Street on Aug. 23 for a domestic incident.
There, officers tried to detain Blake, and deployed their Tasers on him twice, to now avail.
That's when Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake seven times in the back.
Blake was brought to a Milwaukee hospital, where he remains paralyzed from the waist down.
Sheskey has not been charged in the police shooting of Blake.