Wisconsin AG identifies Kenosha officer who shot Jacob Blake

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About 200 protesters who defied a curfew marched peacefully through city streets, chanting, "Black lives matter" and "No justice, no peace" in response to the seven shots fired at the back of 29-year-old Jacob Blake on Sunday in the presence of his three young sons.

Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, remained in police custody Thursday and is due back in IL court Friday for an extradition hearing to Wisconsin on charges of murder.

"The suspect in this incident.is now in custody of the Lake County Judicial System pending an extradition hearing to transfer custody from IL to Wisconsin", they added.

While across state lines, Kenosha is about 15 miles away from Antioch.

Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis thanked protesters for remaining peaceful on Wednesday night, saying, "The voices of those people is not falling on deaf ears". A large group of demonstrators amassed outside the city's courthouse, where authorities put up a metal fence to protect the building.

For the first night this week, police refrained from deploying tear gas and shooting rubber bullets at the crowd that appeared more subdued than on previous nights when multiple businesses were torched or looted. Newer video footage from the incident appears to show that protesters were antagonizing, threatening, and attacking Rittenhouse before the lethal shooting.

"We must turn from violence and remember that any single act of injustice against one person is less justice for us all".

When police speak to the public directly, especially early on, it can help calm the kind of unrest that Kenosha is seeing, said Burbank, who is now at the Center for Policing Equity, a think tank. But we can only continue to grow with your support. Two people were killed and one person was injured. "It detracts from the message". Describing the scene as "high stress" and very frenetic, Berth said that officers were left with "incredible tunnel vision". While the case sparked protests, the video showed that the man himself fired the fatal shot. Officers would "toss water to anybody", he claimed.

More than 200 Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are being sent to Kenosha to try to bring order to the city, and the White House says 2,000 National Guard members are available to go.

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Also on Wednesday, the state justice department released the name of the Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheskey, who shot Blake in the back.

Investigators also said police had tased Blake during an attempt to arrest him as part of a domestic dispute, and that Blake had admitted to them that he had a knife.

The probe will also be overseen by prosecutors from the US Attorney's Office and the DOJ's Civil Rights Division. Sheskey has been placed on administrative leave.

Players on the Milwaukee Bucks read a statement on the police shooting of Jacob Blake, August 26, 2020. His lawyer says it will be a "miracle" if he walks again.

"Despite the overwhelming plea for change, there has been no action, so our focus today can not be on basketball", players said in a statement. "Take a moment and examine your heart".

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers authorized the deployment of 500 members of the National Guard to Kenosha, doubling the number of troops in the city of 100,000.

Soon after Rittenhouse's arrest, representatives from Donald Trump's campaign weighed in with the following statement: "President Trump has repeatedly and consistently condemned all forms of violence and believes we must protect all Americans from chaos and lawlessness".

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