A Dept. of Justice investigation into the shooting of Jacob Blake is expected to wrap up by the end of the month. The shooting, on Aug. 23rd, sparked violent protests in the city of Kenosha. Blake remains in the hospital and is said to be paralyzed.
The DOJ is expected to forward its investigation to prosecutors within 30-days. The Kenosha County D.A’s office will determine whether charges are filed.
“I am not aware of when (details of the investigation) will be released,” Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth told Wis. Morning News. “(We expect) a few days notice.”
Authorities will be ready if there is unrest, according to the sheriff.
“We’ll be prepared for anything,” Beth explained. “A city can win the Super Bowl or a World Series and for some reason (fans) destroy the city. We don’t think anything will be at that level.”
Speaking to WTMJ’s Steve Scaffidi, Mayor John Antaramian said he’s not focused on the investigation, but rather the city’s future.
“No mater what the decision is, there are issues that (Kenosha) is going to have to deal with on a long-term basis,” Antaramian explained. “Being ready is one thing, but how we prepare to move our community forward, that is a different issue.”
“We’re trying to address that now.”