Jacob Blake is reportedly handcuffed to his hospital bed, despite being paralyzed from the waist down after being shot seven times by police on Sunday.
Blake’s father, also named Jacob Blake, shared the development with the Chicago Sun-Times after visiting his son on Wednesday.
“I hate it that he was laying in that bed with the handcuff onto the bed,” the father told the paper.
“He can’t go anywhere. Why do you have him cuffed to the bed?”
The elder Blake also wondered what his son was arrested for, the report said.
Authorities have not announced any charges against the younger Blake, 29, who was shot by Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheskey as he opened the door to his vehicle, in which his sons were sitting in the back, officials said.
Cops had been responding to a call from a woman who said her boyfriend showed up at her house, though he wasn’t supposed to be there. When they moved to arrest Blake, the confrontation began.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday night was not aware Blake was cuffed to his bed.
“I would have no personal understanding why that would be necessary,” he said at a press conference, according to the Sun-Times.
“I can’t imagine why that’s happening and I would hope that we would be able to find a … better way to have him get better and recover,” the governor said.
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