Transcript raises serious questions on police shooting

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Marlon Horton, 28, was fatally shot by an off-duty Chicago Police officer outside a CHA building nearly a year ago.

The shooting was captured by a surveillance camera located in the lobby of the building at 1815 W. Monroe.

That surveillance video was posted on the Live Leak website, where it has gotten 119,643 views and generated 2,629 comments.

On Wednesday, lawyers representing Horton’s family plan to distribute transcripts of the 911 calls the officers made after Horton was shot.

According to the transcripts, a dispatcher told the off-duty police officer, identified as Kenneth Walker, to “put a clean dry towel from where ever [Horton] was bleeding” . . . and to “keep him calm.”

But in the critical minutes after Horton was shot, he received no aid of any kind from the officers, according to the video of the scene.

The inaction appears to contradict Chicago Police Department policy.

Content Advisory: The video below is graphic in nature.

“As with any shooting, police officers are required to secure appropriate emergency assistance to anyone who is injured, which includes notifying OEMC of the incident and location and requesting EMS,” said Martin Maloney, a spokesman for News Affairs.

Jarrod Horton, the deceased man’s older brother, called the shooting “barbaric” and “cold-blooded murder.”

He has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Chicago; Walker; security guard Shaquila R. Moore; the Chicago Housing Authority; and the H.J. Russell & Company and Maverick Security Inc.

Attempts to reach Walker and Moore were unsuccessful.

The fatal shot is shocking, but what happens later with a coffee cup carried by Moore shows the callousness of this shooting.

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