The Brillion News
KENOSHA - Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul and Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley provided an update regarding the investigation of the officer-involved shooting (OIS) of Jacob Blake in Kenosha.
They said a consultant will review the investigative file and provide the district attorney with an analysis of the incident.
He is Noble Wray, a retired Madison (Wis.) Police Chief.
The shooting incident has been thoroughly investigated.
At this time, the state Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is in the final stages of its investigation, and it will soon provide the investigative file to Wray.
The investigative files from DCI’s investigations of OIS cases contain reports regarding the relevant facts, but they do not contain charging recommendations.
The next phase in this case will be Wray’s review of the file and preparation of his analysis, which is expected to assist the district attorney in his review of the facts and their relationship with standard law enforcement practices as he makes a charging decision.
Following review and analysis by Wray, the prosecutor and Wray will likely confer, review the reports of the investigation, and then the district attorney would make an independent determination about what charges, if any, are appropriate.
If the prosecutor determines there is no basis for prosecution of the law enforcement officer, and no other circumstances prevent the release, DCI will thereafter make the reports available to the public.