Jacob Blake (29) overlevdee, men skal være lam fra livet og ned.
Arrestasjonen av Jacob Blake, som endte med at han ble skutt, var en langt mer komplisert affære enn den 20 sekunder lange sekvensen filmet av et vitne. Det sier advokaten til politiforbundet i Kenosha.
In Sunday’s incident, Blake was «armed with a knife» and «forcefully fought» with officers, putting one of them in a headlock, Brendan Matthews, an attorney for the Kenosha Professional Police Association, said Friday, according to Kenosha News.
State investigators, however, said Blake had a knife «in his possession,» and it was later recovered from the floorboard of his vehicle, FOX 6 of Milwaukee reported.
Blake hadde en kniv og han ga seg. Han satte seg ikke inn i bilen for å komme unna politifolkene. Han gikk inn for å finne kniven.
De fremstillinger som er kommet frem hittil om hendelsen er meget tendensiøse, sier politiforbundet.
The police union statement added that most accounts of the shooting were «wholly inaccurate» and «purely fictional,” Kenosha News reported.
“The purely fictional depiction of events coming from those without direct knowledge of what actually occurred is incredibly harmful, and provides no benefit to anyone whatsoever, other than to perpetuate a misleading narrative,” Matthews stated.
“Mr. Blake was not unarmed. He was armed with a knife. The officers did not see the knife initially. The officers issued repeated commands for Mr. Blake to drop the knife. He did not comply.”
Hvis dette stemmer kan politiet påberope seg selvforsvar.