State prosecutors decided not to file charges against Sheskey earlier this year after video showed that Blake, who was wanted on a felony warrant, was armed with a knife.
Published: 17:26 EDT, 8 October 2021
The U.S. Department of Justice launched its own investigation days after the shooting. The agency announced Friday that a team of prosecutors from its Civil Rights Division and the U.S. attorney´s office in Milwaukee reviewed police reports, witness statements, dispatch logs and videos of the incident, and determined there wasn´t enough evidence to prove Sheskey used excessive force or violated Blake´s federal rights.
“Accordingly, the review of this incident has been closed without a federal prosecution,” the Justice Department said in a news release.
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