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Road closures in Kenosha as city braces for Blake charging decision

Kenosha Police
Posted at 5:11 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 18:32:13-05

CITY OF KENOSHA — City of Kenosha authorities are closing a number of roads as the city braces for the announcement of potential charges against a police officer in the shooting of Jacob Blake.


Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley is expected to announce his decision on whether or not to charge Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey in the Aug. 23 shooting. Officials say the decision may come as early as this Tuesday. Gov. Tony Evers has already mobilized 500 members of the Wiscosin National Guard to Kenosha.

The Kenosha Common Council is expected to consider a declaration of emergency Monday evening.

Monday afternoon, Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian and Police Chief Daniel Miskinis announced a number of road closures ahead of the decision.

There will be increased police presence around the Public Safety Building, Court House campus and across the City of Kenosha. There may be closures of the Public Safety Building, Kenosha County
Courthouse and Dinosaur Museum, according to the city.

Road closures:

  • Sheridan Road from 52nd Street to 60th Street is closed.
  • 53rd Street, 54th Street, 55th Street and 56th Street from Sheridan Road west to the railroad tracks are closed. The train station will be open, but commuters should allow extra time to get to and from the station.
  • Modifications to city bus routes or the temporary cancellation of city bus services are possible.
  • Access to the Metra train station may be interrupted, so commuters should allow extra time.

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