WILMINGTON, Del. – U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after video emerged of a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin shooting an unarmed Black man identified as Jacob Blake.

“Yesterday, Jacob Blake was shot in the back seven times by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. 

“Mr. Blake is now fighting for his life, and his children are victims of unspeakable trauma, having watched their father shot multiple times. This pain is all too familiar for Black families across the country. We need a full, prompt, transparent investigation and accountability for the officers involved.

“I’m praying for Mr. Blake and his family, and I urge all Delawareans and Americans to join me in speaking up, speaking out, and demanding answers and justice for Mr. Blake.”