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1706, 01 Sep 20

Wisconsin DOJ Update about Kenosha Shooting (the first one)

From the email:

KENOSHA, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is continuing to investigate an officer involved shooting (OIS) in Kenosha, Wis. that occurred on the evening of Sunday, August 23, 2020.

Kenosha Police Department officers were dispatched to a residence in the 2800 block of 40th Street after a female caller reported that her boyfriend was present and was not supposed to be on the premises.

During the incident, officers attempted to arrest Jacob S. Blake, age 29. After the initial attempt to arrest Mr. Blake, Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey deployed a taser to attempt to stop Mr. Blake. When that attempt failed, Kenosha Police Officer Vincent Arenas also deployed his taser, however that taser was also not successful in stopping Mr. Blake.

Mr. Blake walked around his vehicle, opened the driver’s side door, and leaned forward. While holding onto Mr. Blake’s shirt, Officer Rusten Sheskey fired his service weapon 7 times. Officer Sheskey fired the weapon towards Mr. Blake’s back. No other officer fired their weapon. Kenosha Police Department does not have body cameras, therefore the officers were not wearing body cameras.

The shooting officer, Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey, has been a law enforcement officer with Kenosha Police Department for seven years. Kenosha Police Officer Vincent Arenas has served with Kenosha Police Department since February 2019, with prior service with the United States Capitol Police Department. Also present was Kenosha Police Officer Brittany Meronek who joined Kenosha Police Department in January of this year.

During the investigation following the initial incident, Mr. Blake admitted that he had a knife in his possession. DCI agents recovered a knife from the driver’s side floorboard of Mr. Blake’s vehicle. A search of the vehicle located no additional weapons.


1706, 01 September 2020


  1. Kevin Scheunemann


    Will you finally praise officers involved for wrangling a totally depraved, chronic, criminal?

    Well done?

    I will praise Kenosha police for job well done apprehending evil? Will you? No?

  2. Mike

    The video shows him with a Kerambit in his hand as he walked in front of the vehicle. There is also a previous pic of him with that knife clipped to a vest.

  3. Le Roi du Nord

    Depraved? Your opinion again? Certainly not a finding from DoJ.

  4. Kevin Scheunemann


    Did you even read what Owen posted?

    How can you be for “law enforcement” and soft pedal this criminal who ASSAULTED 3 officers?   You attack 3 officers…you are depraved.   You rape women,you are depraved.

    Anxious to here you explain this one.


  5. jjf

    The video shows him with a Kerambit in his hand

    Which hi-res video is this?

  6. Merlin

    These weekly updates by DCI are slowly lowering expectations, making it difficult for DA Graveley to play this any way other than straight up once it all finally falls in his lap.

  7. Le Roi du Nord

    Assumptions on your part, k. Not part of the DoJ report in evidence.

  8. Jason

    >Which hi-res video is this?

    The same one that clearly shows that the cops knew Kyle was 17 and carrying his long gun illegally.

  9. jjf

    If he was buying cigs, would you card him?

  10. Mar

    I actually took Le Roi at his word that he supports LEOs.
    After his latest lie, I am now convinced I was wrong.
    He does not support cops. He actually hate cops and President Trump.
    How uncivil.

  11. jjf

    Mar, you’ve so obsessed with lying.  Why?

  12. Mar

    I’m not obsessed with lying. I just point out lies people tell and call them out.
    Why do you support liars?

  13. Le Roi du Nord

    mar, I still don’t hate trump, you, or anyone else. You made that all up to make yourself feel more important. That type of behavior doesn’t impress others.

    And no I don’t hate cops, never did, never will. I respect their role in maintaining a civil society, and in particular the difficult positions they are placed in while carrying out their duties.

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