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Jacob Blake reportedly released from handcuffs in hospital bed

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Jacob Blake, the black man shot in the back by police in the US state of Wisconsin, has reportedly been released from handcuffs while in hospital.

Police in Kenosha had said that Mr Blake was in custody for previous warrants and the handcuffs were policy.

His attorney told US media that these warrants had been cancelled and that officers guarding Mr Blake had left.

Mr Blake was paralysed after being shot seven times by police and it is not clear if he will walk again.

Meanwhile, a court hearing for a teenager charged with killing two people during unrest over Mr Blake’s shooting has been delayed by a month.

Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, had been due to appear before a court in Lake County, Illinois, for a hearing on a request to have him extradited to Wisconsin. But a judge postponed the extradition hearing until 25 September.

Source: BBC

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