No internal punishment issued for Kenosha officer who shot Jacob Blake
Tear gas lands around protesters after they refused to listen to police demands to disperse near the courthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. - Chris Juhn/Zuma Press/TNS

The Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer who shot Jacob Blake, leaving him paralyzed, will not face any internal discipline. Rusten Sheskey returned to work March 31 following an internal investigation, the Kenosha Police Department said Tuesday in a press release. Sheskey shot Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, last Aug. 23 seven times in the back, paralyzing him from the waist down. “(Sheskey) acted within the law and was consistent with training,” police said in the release. “Officer Sheskey was found to have been acting within policy and will not be subject to discipline.” Blake’s shooting furt...