The brother of a man killed by an off-duty Chicago Police officer in 2013 says he’s worried about evidence tampering and wants the city to let him personally copy surveillance video from the day of the shooting.
Marlon Horton, 28, was fatally shot Sept. 7, 2013, by off-duty Officer Kenneth Walker at a Chicago Housing Authority building in the 1800 block of West Monroe, records show. Horton’s brother, Jarrod Horton, is still pursuing the federal lawsuit he filed weeks after the incident.
His lawyer is expected to appear Friday before U.S. District Judge Robert Dow. A spokesman for the city’s Law Department declined to comment.
Walker was working at the building as a security guard for Maverick Security the day of the shooting and asked Marlon Horton to leave after he was found sleeping in the lobby, records show. Horton did so, but he was accused of then urinating on Walker’s Ford Explorer, threatening the lives of Walker and another guard, and lunging for Walker’s weapon.
Surveillance video from the incident was posted on the Live Leak website. The Independent Police Review Authority eventually ruled the shooting was justified, according to records on its website.
Horton’s brother also accused Walker and the other guard, Shaquila Moore, of ignoring instructions from a 911 operator to apply a clean sheet and pressure to Horton’s wound, records show. Horton’s brother sued Walker, Moore, the city and the Chicago Housing Authority, as well as Maverick Security and H.J. Russell & Company, which jointly employed the guards.
In a motion filed Thursday, Jarrod Horton’s lawyer said he planned to review three DVDs containing CHA footage “that captured the shooting.” Attorney Kevin Turkcan said video already produced by CHA and IPRA “have gaps,” and he wants to personally copy the discs.