Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King threatened to identify random officers in the Kenosha, Wisconsin police department, following the shooting of Jacob Blake earlier this week.
In a tweet Tuesday evening, King expressed frustration the department had not yet identified the officers seen on video shooting Blake as he refused to follow orders and reached into his vehicle.
“To the Kenosha Police Department,” King tweeted. “If you do not name the officer who brutally shot Jacob Blake on Sunday, we will simply begin naming officers from your department who may or may not be him.”
“Fuck it,” he added. “Your protection of his identity is unethical. What’s his name?”
One reason the department could be delaying the release of the officers’ identities could be to protect them and their families from retribution.
King, dubbed “Talcum X” by some on social media due to his identifying as a black man even though he’s white, has been hot on the case of trying to find out the names of the officers.