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Rusten Sheskey

"Officer Sheskey was found to have been acting within policy and will not be subjected to discipline," the police chief said. "I know that some will not be pleased with the outcome.” Blake’s uncle called the decision “just outrageous.”

Chaotic protests haven't returned to Kenosha after a prosecutor declined charges against the police officer who shot Jacob Blake, and some who backed demonstrations following the August shooting say they're concerned about safety in a week extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol.

The prosecutor’s decision comes nearly five months after video of the shooting sparked peaceful protests and violent demonstrations that ended with two people dead, Antioch teenager Kyle Rittenhouse facing a murder charge, and parts of the southeastern Wisconsin town in ruins.

Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley said investigators concluded Blake was carrying a knife when police responded to a report he was trying to steal a car. Officer Rusten Sheskey said he “feared Jacob Blake was going to stab him with the knife" as he tried to stop Blake from fleeing the scene.

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