Wisconsin Attorney General issued a statement regarding the shooting of Jacob Blake
Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaulc issued this statement Monday regarding the shooting involving Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey and Jacob Blake in Kenosha:
When DOJ is the lead investigating agency of a shooting involving a law enforcement officer, DOJ aims to provide its reports of the incident to the prosecutor within 30 days. Investigative files from DOJ’s investigations of these cases contain reports regarding the relevant facts, it does not contain charging recommendations.
In this case, the Kenosha County DA Michael Graveley has directed that those reports be forwarded to a consultant for review and analysis. The consultant is retired Madison, Wis. Police Chief Noble Wray, who has extensive experience in law enforcement including experience at the national level as a police reform specialist for the U.S. Department of Justice. [Wray served as a Justice Department consultant in Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of the August 2014]
Following review and analysis by the consultant, DA Graveley will confer with the consultant, review the reports of the investigation, and then make an independent determination about what charges, if any, are appropriate.
If the prosecutor determines there is no basis for prosecution of the law enforcement officer, and no other circumstances prevent the release, DOJ will thereafter make the reports available to the public.
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