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Attorneys: Rittenhouse trial in November could take 2 weeks

May. 21, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The November trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, an Illinois man charged with killing two people during chaotic protests that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last year, will take up to two weeks, attorneys said Friday. Prosecutors...

Wisconsin cop who shot Jacob Blake had service weapon stolen

May. 01, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The white police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last summer was suspended for three days this year because his service weapon was stolen just weeks after the shooting that left the Black man partially paralyzed. Officials waited seven...

3 arrested during protest in support of Jacob Blake Jr.

Apr. 26, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Three men have been arrested for taking part in a demonstration in southeast Wisconsin to call for the firing of the Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake Jr., leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Officer Rusten...

Protesters: Fire Kenosha officer who shot Jacob Blake

Apr. 25, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Supporters of Jacob Blake Jr. and others staged a rally and march in Kenosha Sunday calling for the firing of an officer who shot Blake. Kenosha Officer Rusten Sheskey, who is white, was not charged in the August 2020 incident...

White Wisconsin officer who shot Black man returned to duty

Apr. 13, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A white police officer from Wisconsin who was investigated and cleared for shooting and injuring a Black man during a domestic dispute has returned from administrative leave, officials said Tuesday. Kenosha Officer Rusten Sheskey was not charged in...

Kenosha police: 55 more charged for violence during protests

Mar. 26, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Fifty-five people are facing charges related to violent demonstrations in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following the police shooting of Jacob Blake last summer, police said Friday. Kenosha Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake seven times in August during a...

Jacob Blake files excessive force lawsuit against officer

Mar. 25, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Black man who was paralyzed after he was shot in the back by a white police officer in southeastern Wisconsin filed a civil lawsuit Thursday accusing the officer of excessive force. Jacob Blake Jr. was shot by Kenosha Officer Rusten Sheskey in August...