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Mayor Barrett's Statement on the Shooting of Jacob Blake

August 24, 2020

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement regarding the shooting of Jacob Blake:

“The shooting of Jacob Blake is shocking, and, based on what’s visible in the video, appears to lack any possible justification.

“Tragically, Mr. Blake’s shooting is not unique. Law enforcement in every community must examine both the use of force and disparate treatment of people of color. There must be change.

“The Department of Justice must investigate this incident promptly and thoroughly.

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