Jacob Blake Reportedly Files Federal Lawsuit Against Officer Who Shot Him

According to reports, Jacob Blake has filed a lawsuit against the officer who shot him in Kenosha, WI, back in August.

More than seven months after being shot and paralyzed, Blake’s legal team announced the lawsuit’s filing on Thursday.

“While Jacob Blake survived being shot six times, his devastating injuries are permanent and life-changing,” attorney Patrick Salvi II said in a statement. “The bullet that severed Jacob’s spinal cord has left him paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. Jacob now suffers from an intractable pain syndrome. After various surgical procedures and an agonizing course of physical rehabilitation, Jacob remains unable to return to his job as a security guard and relies on others to assist him with the basic needs of daily living.”

The lawsuit states, “After (Blake) had thrown the knife to the floor in full view of (Sheskey), Defendant SHESKEY continued to pull back on the T-shirt of Plaintiff BLAKE.”

“At a time when Plaintiff BLAKE had visibly dropped the folding knife in full view of the officer, Defendant SHESKEY fired a total of seven shots at point blank range with one hand and fired his semi-automatic pistol with the other,” the lawsuit continues. The lawsuit also says that Officer Sheskey’s “excessive and unnecessary” force has made it so Blake is unable to complete daily tasks. He is seeking unspecified damages.

Source: nbcnews.com

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