Wisconsin: Latest Police Brutality Victim, Jacob Blake, May Never Walk Again

The lawyers for the family of a black man shot in the back by police in the US state of Wisconsin say he will need a “miracle” to walk again.

Jacob Blake, 29, was shot several times opening the door of his car in Kenosha.

At least one of the bullets went through his spinal cord, lawyers said.

The shooting of Mr Blake has sparked protests, which at times have turned violent. The governor of Wisconsin is sending more National Guard troops to Kenosha.

As a result of the partial or complete severing of his spinal cord, Mr Blake is paralysed, with doctors unsure if he will recover the use of his legs.

The 29-year-old, shot as his young sons sat in the car, was also left with holes in his stomach, an arm injury and damage to his kidney and liver. Most of his colon and small intestine had to be removed, his lawyers told reporters.