KENOSHA - Ahead of an expected charging decision in the police shooting of Jacob Blake, Kenosha officials, business owners and Wisconsin National Guard troops on Monday were preparing for unrest and activists were calling for the officer to face charges.
Blake's family and Kenosha community leaders on Monday urged police and prosecutors to fire and charge officer Rusten Sheskey in the Aug. 23 shooting that paralyzed Blake and sparked protests against police violence nationwide.
"Police officer Sheskey needs to be fired, indicted and have his day in court," Jacob Blake's uncle Justin Blake said at an evening news conference. "The Blake family one day will get justice. ... We’re a patient family."
Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley has said he plans to release his decision on whether to charge Sheskey within the first two weeks of January, but he has not provided a specific date.