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Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake Returns To Duty

Rusten Sheskey has been cleared of breaking internal policies.

Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake Returns To Duty
Wisconsin Department of Justice / AP

The Kenosha, Wisconsin officer who shot Jacob Blake last summer has returned to regular duty and will not face any disciplinary actions.

Last august officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake in the back multiple times at close range. Blake is now paralyzed.

Investigators said Blake was armed with a knife and resisted arrest.

The shooting sparked weeks of nationwide protest.

Kenosha's police chief said Sheskey did not break any internal policies and has been back on duty since March 31.

It's not clear if Sheskey is back on patrol duty.

Last month Blake filed a Civil Rights lawsuit against Sheskey claiming the use of deadly force was excessive.