Jacob Blake, whose shooting by a Kenosha police officer led to three nights of violent and fatal unrest in the city, has left the Wauwatosa hospital where he’d been recovering and moved to a spinal cord injury rehabilitation center in Chicago.
Racine attorney Patrick Cafferty, who represents Blake on potential criminal charges, said he had no other details about Blake’s condition.
Messages to Blake’s other lawyer, nationally known civil rights attorney Ben Crump, were not immediately returned Wednesday.
Blake, 29, was shot in the back multiple times as he was getting into a car Aug. 23 as police with guns drawn were ordering him to stop.
An attorney for Officer Rusten Sheskey, who fired seven times at Blake, has said Blake had a knife and appeared to be preparing to drive away with his three children in the car. Sheskey is on administrative leave while the state Department of Justice investigates the shooting. Former Madison Police Chief Noble Wray has been hired by the DOJ to review its findings.
Crump has said his client was unarmed and was paralyzed from the waist down by the shooting. Blake had been at Froedtert Hospital for treatment until his transfer.