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Biden says Kenosha officer should face charges

A protester holds her hand in the air during a Black Lives Matter protest Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

A protester holds her hand in the air during a Black Lives Matter protest Tuesday in Kenosha. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden says the police officer in Kenosha who shot Jacob Blake in the back on Aug. 23, leaving the 29-year-old Black man paralyzed, “needs to be charged.”

The comment by the Democratic presidential nominee came after he was asked about remarks by his running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, that the officer should face charges.

Biden also says officers should be charged in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky.

Biden plans a visit Thursday to Kenosha, where there have been multiple nights of unrest following Blake’s shooting. Biden says there have been “overwhelming requests” that he come to the city.


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