Kenosha mayor on Jacob Blake shooting investigation, police reform

John Antaramian addresses community concerns related to the Blake case.
2:33 | 09/24/20

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Transcript for Kenosha mayor on Jacob Blake shooting investigation, police reform
Another city all too familiar with police violence is Kenosha, Wisconsin after Jacob Blake, a black man, was shot seven times in the back by police. Here with an update on how his city is doing is Kenosha mayor John antaramian. On Monday we heard from the Wisconsin attorney general who said the investigation in the Jacob Blake shooting is in its final stages. Given the grand jury's decision in Louisville, I'm curious what the mood is in your city right The important aspect is that the city is not involved in the determination of the case. It literally is removed under Wisconsin law immediately to an outside entity which is the attorney general's office. The attorney general will make the determination as to getting all the information put together. What they did was bring in experts in on use of force. That expert will be reviewing the files. When that is done, then the report will be given to the D.A. And the D.A. Will make the determinations on charges. How concerned are you about a second round of protests there in Kenosha? The time we've had difficulty is when outside individuals are coming into the community. That is a problem and concern for all of us. That's why we need, as this process moves along, we'll be prepared. For that type of situation to happen again. I'm not concerned about local protests. I want to talk about the law enforcement issues. The "Washington post" published an investigative piece into the police department and current and former officers describe the department as tolerant of excessive force and determined to cover up for its own. What actions have you taken to address some of these issues? The police department is doing a review of our policies and procedures. That we'll have ready for the committees to present to them as we move forward. The other aspects will be we put more funds in the budget for training. The other issues of more community policing and looking at how we can deal with more community policing in the neighborhoods and also the issue of the body cams that is moving forward and will be in the budget next year. Kenosha mayor, John antaramian, we want to thank you for your time. We certainly appreciate it here. Thank you for having me.

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