Statement by Vivent Health on decision by Kenosha County DA to not charge Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey in the August 2020 shooting of Jacob Blake

Today we have witnessed another unfortunate and unacceptable miscarriage of justice by the public institutions that are supposed to protect and ensure liberty and justice for all of us.

In the days that followed last August’s shooting of Jacob Blake — while our offices and clinics were closed due to damage sustained during the unrest we were asked by law enforcement and government officials to wait and let the investigation into the shooting progress to its conclusion. We waited, but once again find ourselves left with the impression that our justice system is more concerned with protecting bad actors — including those who shoot another person seven times in the back at close range — than it is protecting the health, safety and security of people of color.