The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released video of a Chicago police shooting Wednesday night.
This shooting took place in the Austin Neighborhood in the 15th District cops were alerted to shots fired detected by ShotSpotter technology in the 5200-block of West Ohio Street shortly before 3 a.m. on May 26 2018.
Most of these police involved shootings start the exact same way, suspects refuse to comply with the first police command of STOP and as usual the command falls on deaf ears and the suspect flees and then what follows next is the suspect ends up being shot while running from police with a gun as in this case. Should police allow the suspect to get away to possibly harm someone or should they stop the suspect by shooting him?
I will wait for all the facts before wading in on this incident. (Sun Times Wire) The Fraternal Order of Police is accusing an “activist, one-sided” Chicago media of “ramping up every angle they could muster to paint” the police shooting of Harith Augustus as “unjustified,” even though the shooting was “text book legitimate.” “This…
(Fox) Chicago Police released body cam video Sunday from a fatal shooting in the South Shore neighborhood.
On Saturday around 5:30 p.m., police said they saw Harith Augustus, 37, “exhibiting characteristics of an armed person” on East 71st Street that there was a “confrontation” when they tried to question him.
Augustus lived in the South Shore neighborhood, less than a mile from where he was killed.
The video shows several officers surrounding Augustus and asking him questions. His shirt is lifted, revealing at least one gun. He tries to take off.
“We find no documentation supporting him being [a] concealed carry [permit holder],” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said.
No officers were hurt, and a weapon was recovered at the scene along with several magazines of ammunition, according to the police.
“The decision to use lethal force is made in a split second,” Johnson said. “I offer my condolences to the family. I promise CPD will be as open and transparent as possible.”
For hours after the shooting, people remained on the street and yelled at police. Some shouted “murderers” and chanted “no justice, no peace.” Some officers were hurt by rocks and bottles.
Four protesters were taken into custody, but only one was going to be charged, police said.
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating the incident.
“I understand and empathize with the community’s concerns and want to assure the public that we are committed to conducting a fair, thorough, impartial and objective investigation. We need those with relevant information to contact our office to reach a conclusion based upon all the facts of case,” said COPA Chief Administrator Sydney Roberts.
COPA would like witnesses to contact them at (312) 746-3609 or chicagocopa.org.
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(Sun Times Wire) Everyone along East 71st seemed to use the same word Sunday to describe Harith Augustus. Quiet. They also called him respectful and family oriented. But mostly, they said he kept to himself. And so, to Grafton Burke, it was surprising that Augustus would get into the kind of fatal confrontation with Chicago…
(Tribune) A man has died after police shot him Saturday evening in the South Shore neighborhood, according to the Chicago Fire Department. Paramedics responded to the 7100 block of South Chappel Avenue shortly after 5:30 p.m. and took the victim, an adult male, to Jackson Park Hospital, where he will be pronounced dead, said Larry…
(Sun Times Wire) A 21-year-old man has been taken into custody after firing a gun at officers early Wednesday in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, according to Chicago Police. Officers spotted the man with a gun and chased him on foot about 2:40 a.m. in the 900 block of North Massasoit. The man…
(Fox) A Chicago Police officer shot and seriously wounded a person who pointed a gun at him Monday night in the South Shore neighborhood. About 9:30 p.m., the officer was sitting in his marked police vehicle after leaving a Family Dollar store, 2346 E. 79th St., when the person walked up and pointed a handgun…
(Fox) The judge presiding over a wrongful death lawsuit resulting from the 2015 fatal shooting of a teenager by a Chicago police officer on Wednesday reversed a jury finding in favor of the teen’s family. The Cook County jury awarded $1.05 million to the family of Quintonio LeGrier. However, Judge Rena Marie Van Tine reversed…
(Sun Times Wire) Lawyers representing the family of Maurice Granton Jr. gathered outside Chicago Police Department headquarters Saturday afternoon to demand the release of body camera footage days after an officer fatally shot the 24-year-old in the back last week in Bronzeville. Attorneys Antonio Romanucci and Andrew Stroth said the video will factor into the…
(WLS) A 24-year-old man was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer Wednesday night on the city’s South Side. Police said Maurice Granton Jr. was armed, but his family said the gun recovered at the scene wasn’t his. “I don’t know what happened and occurred, but we’ll find out and get to the bottom…
(Tribune) Maurice Granton walked out of a hospital last weekend with a graze wound near his right eye, refusing to cooperate with police who found him lying in an alley in Chatham on the South Side, authorities said. Days later, barely 4 miles away in Bronzeville, police say Granton started running from plainclothes officers working…
(WGN) Two people were shot during a crime spree Thursday that started with the carjacking of an undercover Chicago police officer in the Gold Coast neighborhood. The female officer was carjacked around 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the 600 block of West Chicago Avenue, according to the Chicago Tribune. The offender, who is now in custody, fled…
(WLS) Chicago police said a retired officer shot at three men who were attempting to carjack him, killing one of them. Police said the officer, who neighbors said is in his 60’s, was either inside his vehicle in the 2900-block of South Shields Avenue shortly before 7:30 when three men approached him and tried to…
(Sun Times Wire) CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi initially reported that someone had been shot by police. The suspect was taken to a hospital, Guglielmi said. Emergency room doctors ultimately determined the person had actually suffered a dislocated knee and was not shot. Weapons were recovered at the scene of the shooting incident, and two suspects…
(Sun Times Wire) A Chicago Police officer fired at a suspect after a person was critically wounded early Saturday in a domestic-related shooting in the East Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. Officers responded to a call of “shots fired” at 4:33 a.m. and saw the 27-year-old suspect leaving an apartment with a weapon in…
IPRA released dashcam video Thursday of a Chicago police officer firing shots at a man who was allegedly holding a gun in the back seat of a vehicle on July 16 in the Belmont Central neighborhood.
The 18-year-old man was shot by at least one Chicago Police officer early on the Northwest Side.
At 3:07 a.m., Grand Central District officers pulled over a vehicle in the alley in the 2800 block of North Mulligan after the driver committed an alleged traffic violation, according to a police statement.
Officers approached the vehicle and saw someone armed with a gun in the back seat, police said. An officer and a sergeant fired their weapons, striking him in the arm and leg.
He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where his condition had stabilized, police said. No officers were injured.
A weapon was recovered at the scene, police said.
The officers involved in the incident will be placed on routine administrative duties for 30 days, per Chicago Police Department policy. The Independent Police Review Authority will investigate the shooting.
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IPRA Video Independent Police Review Authority. On July 16th 2017 at around 3 am Chicago cops from the grand central district pulled over a car on a routine traffic stop in an alley at 2800 N Mulligan the Belmont Central neighborhood. When cops approached the car they could see there were four heads in the car, so they called for backup.
As Officers they argued with the driver for his license, the cops saw that one of the back seat passengers, a 18 year old man had a gun in his hand the man can be heard in the video threatening the cops, as they argued with him to put the gun down, the man refused and 2 cops opened fire striking the man in his arm and leg.
The man was taken away by ambulance to Loyola hospital where his condition was stabilized. A gun was recovered on the scene. Both officers that fired shots were placed on thirty-day administrative leave.
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(WGN) A Chicago police officer shot a 16-year-old boy while responding to a call of shots fired on the city’s West Side on Thursday night. It happened in in the 1100 block of South Sacramento in the city’s Douglas Park neighborhood just before 10 p.m. Thursday. Police say they received calls about shots fired in…
(WLS) A Chicago police officer is on trial for firing into a car full of teenagers in 2013 in an incident was captured by a dash cam.
Jury selection began Monday and will likely continue Tuesday. The case is racially-charged as a Latino officer is charged with firing his weapon 16 times into a car full of African American teenagers.
Video from the dash cam in the officers own squad car will likely be the most important piece of evidence prosecutors will present.
Officer Marco Proano, 42, an 11-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, is charged with using unreasonable force and causing bodily injury. He is accused of firing his service revolver 16 times at an allegedly stolen car after a traffic stop on the city’s Far South Side.
The officer reportedly told investigators he feared for his safety as well as the safety of a passenger who is hanging outside the car.
Proano’s attorney, Dan Herbert, also represents Jason Van Dyke, the former Chicago police officer facing first-degree murder charges for the killing of an unarmed African-American teenager, Laquan McDonald.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says there are important lessons to be learned from the incident and he’s following the case closely.
“It’s my duty to give officers due process and not to make rush judgements. So, we’ll wait until it’s done and we’ll move on from there, but as I said before, being a police officer is not easy, it’s a difficult job. Police officers have to make decisions in split seconds,” Supt. Johnson said.
The Independent Police Review Authority ruled Proano’s explanation for the shooting “defied logic” because he is seen firing in the direction of the person in the car he claims to be protecting – and he kept firing even though the car rolled in the other direction before crashing into a pole.
The city has already settled a civil suit with the teenagers who were injured for $360,000. The judge told prospective jurors to be prepared for a trial that could last two weeks.
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(Sun Times Wire) A third man has been charged in connection with the shooting of a Chicago Police officer and armed robbery of a T-Mobile store Friday afternoon. Dante Jeffries, 27, faces seven felony charges after he was arrested just after 10:30 p.m. on Saturday in the 600 block of West Hubbard, according to Chicago…