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ESPN News Services
Prosecutors in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday decided not to file criminal charges against police officers in the shooting of Jacob Blake last August.
The shooting of Blake prompted NBA players to protest by not playing games on Aug. 26-28. More than 100 NBA employees walked out in solidarity with the players on Aug. 28. The WNBA postponed six games on Aug. 26 and 27. There were also 14 Major League Baseball games that were postponed when players refused to take the field, including an Aug. 26 game involving the Milwaukee Brewers.
Blake, who is Black, was shot seven times by white Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheskey on Aug. 23. Blake was left paralyzed. The shooting, which was captured on video, prompted large protests in Kenosha, with more than 250 arrested during several days of unrest.
The other two police officers at the scene — Brittany Meronek and Vincent Arenas — also will not face charges, Graveley said.
Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley on Tuesday said he “would have to disprove the clear expression of these officers that they had to fire a weapon to defend themselves.”
Added Graveley, who said