Chief Daniel Miskinis of the Kenosha Police Department released a statement on Tuesday stating that the police officer who shot Jacob Blake, Rusten Sheskey, will be returning to duty as he “was not charged with doing anything wrong.”
“He acted within the law and was consistent with training,” the statement continued.
The incident was reviewed both internally and by an outside investigative agency, the Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office ruled in January that there would be no charges against Sheskey.
Miskinis said Sheskey returned from administrative leave on March 31.
Blake was shot by Sheskey seven times on August 23, 2020, as he resisted arrest, withstood multiple taser barbs, and went to grab a knife from his car to use on the officers.
As a result of the shooting, Blake was left paralyzed from the waist down.
The shooting prompted riots and looting from BLM and other far-left radical groups.
Miskinis ended his statement by saying, “Although this incident has been reviewed at multiple levels, I know that some will not be pleased with the outcome; however, given the facts, the only lawful and appropriate decision was made.”