Alex Morse comments on police accountability over Jacob Blake shooting

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HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – While protests continue in Kenosha, Wisconsin, demanding justice for Jacob Blake, Holyoke Mayor and House primary challenger Alex Morse is calling for more police accountability.

“This is an incredibly disheartening situation and it continues to impact people for no other reason other than being Black in America.”

Holyoke Mayor Morse
In this September 2019 selfie photo taken in Evanston, Ill., Adria-Joi Watkins poses with her second cousin Jacob Blake. He is recovering from being shot multiple times by Kenosha police on Aug. 23. (Courtesy Adria-Joi Watkins via AP)

On Wednesday, the Wisconsin Department of Justice said police attempted to arrest Blake using a taser at one point. Blake then went over to his car when Officer Rusten Sheskey opened fire, shooting Blake seven times in the back. Blake was left paralyzed.

Sheskey is now on administrative leave.

The Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation is now taking over the case.

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