Government officials in Kenosha, Wisconsin, said on January 3rd local time that the district attorney will announce this month whether to charge the police involved in the shooting of an African-American man Jacob Black, and the local government is preparing for a demonstration that may break out at any time.
On the evening of August 23, 2020, local time, Black was shot seven times in the back by the police in Kenosha, paralyzing him below the waist. After the Black shooting, there were many protests in Kinosa.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice immediately said it would investigate the shooting.
In a joint statement on January 3 this year, Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian and Police Chief Daniel Miskinis said that the decision of the District Attorney is expected to be made this month, most likely by mid-January.
In the face of a possible re-emeral outbreak of the march, they promised to respect the residents’ right to peacefully protest, while warning law enforcement to beware of people engaging in “illegal activities” while taking advantage of the chaos.
The statement said that the local government is currently preparing for security work related to the march.
They believe that when necessary, relevant government departments can take some measures, such as curfews, road closures and restrictions on the scope of protesters’ gatherings.