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Jacob Blake: Police shooter Rusten Sheskey identified


The Wisconsin Department of Justice has identified the policeman who brutally shot 29-year-old Jacob Blake in Kenosha. He is Rusten Sheskey.

He was the trigger-happy cop who shot the father of six, seven times on the back, giving him injuries that have paralysed him.

The local police department initially refused to name him, but the Wisconsin Department of Justice has unveiled him.

He had spent seven years with Kenosha Police Department.

His identity had been revealed since Monday, but there was no official confirmation, until Wednesday, by attorney-general Josh Kaul.

Please read his full statement: