Friday, June 25, 2021

Kenosha officials reject damage claim sought by Jacob Blake

From TMJ4:

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Jacob Blake provides update in video from hospital bed
Posted at 6:42 PM, Jun 24, 2021
and last updated 6:42 PM, Jun 24, 2021

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Officials in Kenosha, Wisconsin, have denied a claim for damages from Jacob Blake Jr. The man was paralyzed when he was shot by a white police officer last summer.

Blake sought damages for medical expenses, lost wages and “pain and suffering and disfigurement.” The claim was capped at $50,000 under state law.

But Blake’s lawyers submitted an itemization of “special damages” in the amount of nearly $777,000. The Kenosha City Council voted 17-0 to reject Blake’s request. The Kenosha News reports that there was no deliberation. The city administrator says the filing of the claim was a formality that could allow Blake to sue for the damages.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You cant fix stupid!