Lawyers for Chicago Police Officer Marco Proano say the shadow of another notorious police prosecution seemed to loom over Proano’s case.
The 18-year-old, who has autism and suffers from schizophrenia, was reported missing a few hours earlier by his foster mother, police said on Monday.
CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson filed the motion to fire Officer Raoul Mosqueda about 6 months after police misconduct investigators recommended he do so.
Dakota Bright was shot in the back of the head by an officer on November 8, 2012 in a backyard near the intersection of 67th and Indiana.
The report, which found that CPD officers have used excessive force largely due to poor training, “would mislead the jury,” prosecutors claim.
Mayor Betsy Hodges said she asked for the chief’s resignation after assessing where the department needs to go.
Officials say the officers’ body cameras weren’t turned on and that a squad-car camera didn’t capture the shooting.
The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement.
Local lawyer and experts agree: Jason Van Dyke has a winnable case, despite apparently damning video evidence showing him shooting Laquan McDonald.
Video that shows a Minnesota police officer shooting seven rapid shots at Philando Castile during a traffic stop last July was made public Tuesday.
You’d think the NRA would have more to say about an innocent man who was killed for exercising his Second Amendment rights.
Delaying the disciplinary proceedings could ultimately allow several of the officers to return to work.
The officers returned fire after they were shot at late Friday night, striking the teen who has now been identified as Corsean Lewis.
“Thankfully he had a vest on and it saved his life,” said Dr. Kristen Donaldson, who treated the officer at Loyola University Medical Center.
Roy Oliver turned himself in Friday night, just hours after the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for his arrest in the April 29 death.