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Lawyers for the Family of Maurice Granton Jr. Demand Bodycam Video in Fatal Police Shooting

(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…

Chicago Cop Fires at Suspected Shooter in East Chatham

(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…

Video Warning, Chicago Cops Shoot Armed Passenger in Belmont Central Neighborhood

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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Chicago Cop Going to Trial for 2013 Shooting of 2 Teens

(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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