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Jacob Blake drops lawsuit against Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey

Jacob Blake, who was shot in the back during a 2020 domestic incident, has dropped his civil rights lawsuit against the Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer who fired on him.

The shooting left Blake partially paralyzed and sparked citywide protests in the days and weeks following the incident.

You can read more about the background of the shooting here.

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Blake and his legal team dismissed the action against Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey on Friday after filing the suit against the officer in 2021.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that a one-page stipulation signed by lawyers from both sides indicated that they’ve agreed to dismiss the case with prejudice. As such, U.S. District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller signed an order granting the dismissal. Blake will not be able to refile the claim against Sheskey.

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