Emotions run high in Kenosha as protesters gather for second night following officer-involved shooting
The video sparked national outrage after going viral on social media Sunday.
Cell phone video shows 29-year-old Jacob Blake walking away from officers and trying to get into an SUV when one officer grabs his shirt. That officer then fires several shots.
Protesters were back in the streets of Kenosha Monday, after a very violent Sunday night.
The protests were tense all day, and things got out of control Monday night, with armored vehicles and police in riot gear.
Protesters began throwing several dozen bottles, both plastic and glass, as tensions rose. Police brought in the SWAT team, warning them that they needed to move back.
Bottles have been thrown at officers in riot gear outside of the courthouse & officers have used some sort of chemical irritant to disperse crowds pic.twitter.com/tuxLGzU6xp— Brittany Lewis (@brittlewisnews) August 25, 2020
When protesters refused, police fired gas and rubber bullets, pushing the crowd back.
Earlier Monday, the mayor and attorney general were joined by members of the community at a press conference.
Tim Mahone got emotional as he talked about the shooting of Jacob Blake and what happened after.
"My own family sends its prayers to Blake, the children, so that they recover and they heal from the memories and the pain of that awful evening," he said.
"I'm not an elected official, I'm a citizen much like those you see in the streets," said Terrance Warthen. "I understand in the most intimate ways, the anger and the fear and the frustration that we see on our streets."
Attorney General Josh Kaul did not share any new facts about the investigation, including what led up to it, if Blake was armed, or if -- in addition to the now viral video of the shooting -- anything was caught on dash cam video.
"I'm not going to be speaking to the details of the ongoing investigation, but again, our goal is to provide information when we can to the public," he said. But our first priority has to be protecting the integrity of the investigation."
The officers also didn't have body cameras.
The city's mayor says that's in the budget for 2022.
"A week from now, a month from now, a year from now, these cameras will be gone and most of these protesters will be gone, but those of us in this city whose loved ones -- whose livelihoods, whose hearts are here, will still be here."
CBS 58 reached out to Froedtert hospital for an update on Blake's condition. A spokesperson referred us to the DOJ, and we have yet to hear back.
Attorney General Kaul also did not have an update on his condition, only saying that he's aware of what has been shared with the public -- that he's in serious condition.