CHICAGO — A Chicago Police officer is facing two federal civil rights violation charges stemming from his involvement in the shooting of two teens during during a Roseland traffic stop in 2013.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the indictment Friday that accused Officer Marco Proano, 41, of using unreasonable force in the traffic stop.
Police said in a statement at the time that officers tried to pull over a speeding car in the 9400 block of South LaSalle Street about 5:05 p.m. The driver took off running after the car stopped, and police called for assistance, according to the statement.
Pat Camden, the Fraternal Order of Police spokesman at the time, said the car was stolen and had seven men inside. When officers approached the car, a man in the back seat tried to get out, and the driver put the car in reverse “coming at the officers,” Camden said.
Officers fired at the vehicle, striking two of the people inside, Camden said. The car then drove forward, dragging the passenger and heading away from police, Camden said.
In June, the Chicago Reporter released a video of the incident which showed Proano opening fire on a vehicle in the 9400 block of South LaSalle Street, in which everyone was unarmed. Two teens were wounded in the shooting.
U.S. Attorney Zach Fardon announced Friday that a grand jury returned an indictment charging Proano with two counts of “deprivation of rights under color of law.”
“When a police officer uses unreasonable force, it has a harmful effect on not only the victims, but also the public, who lose faith and confidence in law enforcement,” Fardon said. “Our office will continue to independently and vigorously pursue civil rights prosecutions to hold officers accountable and strengthen trust in the police.”
After the release of the video, Independent Police Review Authority spokesman Larry Merritt said his agency had investigated the shooting:
“This case has been actively investigated by IPRA since the incident occurred and was referred to prosecutors shortly after it took place in December 2013,” Merritt said. “At the time of the incident, Officer Proano was removed from his district of assignment and placed on desk duty at Public Safety headquarters.” Continue Reading
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Two people were shot by Illinois State Police on Thursday night on the city’s South Side, authorities said. At about 8:30 p.m., state troopers were conducting a traffic stop near the corner of 77th Street and Vincennes Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood, state police said. The driver of a Norshore Cab taxi pulled up and…
An Illinois State Police trooper shot and wounded a teenager in a stolen car Saturday evening after its driver attempted to run the trooper over, according to state police.
Troopers on Saturday evening had been pursuing the vehicle, which was reported stolen at gunpoint in Chicago earlier in the day.
The chase lasted until about 6:50 p.m., when the vehicle stopped in traffic on the Chinatown feeder ramp.
State police approached it, at which point the driver attempted to run over a trooper, according to police.
The trooper fired shots at the vehicle, which continued to drive away. The trooper was “fearing for his life,” according to a statement from state police.
State police again began pursuing the vehicle until it stopped near the intersection of 11th Street and Wabash Avenue in the South Loop.
Four people then left the car and tried to get away on foot. Three of them were taken into custody shortly afterward, police said.
A fourth person, a 15-year-old boy, was found later at Stroger Hospital with gunshot wounds to the body. Information was not available about where on the body he had been shot, but police said the injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Two weapons were recovered from the scene, state police said.
The Chinatown feeder ramp is expected to be closed for several hours after midnight Sunday as the scene is investigated.
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WISCONSIN – Milwaukee burns as rioters set four buildings and a police car on fire after policer officer shoots and kills an armed man during after traffic stop. Police say the 23-year-old man was armed with a handgun at the time of the shooting. Hundreds of protesters rioted in the street setting multiple businesses on fire and chanting “black power”.
VIDEO #1: RIOTERS SET POLICE CAR ON FIRE
VIDEO #2: RIOTERS CHANT “BLACK POWER” AS GAS STATION BURNS IN MILWAUKEE
VIDEO #3: RAW VIDEO PROTESTERS LOOT GAS STATION AND HIT POLICE WITH BRICKS
VIDEO #4: RIOTERS ASSAULT WOMAN IN CAR
VIDEO #5: MILWAUKEE POLICE PRESS CONFERENCE
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Riots and clashes with police have been reported in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which began after a man was shot dead by an officer during a chase on foot on Saturday. Police say the victim was armed with a handgun.
Scores of angry African American protesters gathered near the scene of the police shooting at Sherman Boulevard. What at first seemed like a Black Lives Matter-style gathering soon got out of control, however.
Several vehicles, including a police car, were set on fire, and the crowd of rioters then proceeded to break into and loot a gas station, which was then seemingly set alight as well. An eyewitness nicknamed EX414 livestreamed the escalating violence on his Ustream channel.
Shots were being fired near the gas station, preventing police from extinguishing the fire, the Milwaukee Police Department said on its Twitter account. Police had said earlier that they were responding to the disturbance in the Sherman and Auer areas, tweeting that “officers working on peacefully dispersing [the] crowd.”
Rioters apparently set several other properties on fire, including a bank. A live stream video showed thick smoke coming out of the windows of BMO Harris Bank, while several fire trucks parked in the area could be seen responding to the fire, after some hesitation.
Over 100 protesters confronted a line of 20 to 30 officers, Journal Sentinel reported. As the officers sat in their cars getting ready to leave, some participants of the impromptu rally began hitting the car windows, smashing them.
Officers, who had already left, returned to the scene, with many clad in riot gear. Several shots were allegedly fired into the air by some people in the crowd.
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Chicago police have warned their law enforcement counterparts across the nation that the release of body camera video showing the fatal shooting of a black man by officers may cause violence against law enforcement. According to a memo seen by FoxNews.com, authorities said making the video of Paul O’Neal’s death public, coupled with the Aug.…
THIS VIDEO CLEARLY SHOWS THE SUSPECT ATTEMPTING TO RUN A POLICE OFFICER DOWN WITH STOLEN VEHICLE….The video footage shows suspect shot in the top right back and police cuffing him. THIS VIDEO SHOWS SUSPECT IN STOLEN JAGUAR HITTING POLICE CRUISER HEAD ON SUSPECT COULD HAVE KILLED BOTH POLICE OFFICERS.
These video releases by IPRA will only put police officers lives in jeopardy it will also endanger the lives of the people in these minority communities when police stop aggressive style policing against these violent thugs. All of a sudden a car thief that tries to kill three officers with a car is the victim, this will have systemic consequences for the Chicago Police Department and the city of Chicago.
O’Neal struck two Chicago police vehicles in the sports car, and two officers fired at him while he was in the car, authorities said. O’Neal fled from the car, police said, and a third officer chased him behind a home. After O’Neal refused to stop, the officer shot him.
O’Neal, 18, was shot in the back on July 28, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office told Heavy. Police say O’Neal was in a stolen Jaguar. The Chicago police superintendent took the unusual step of suspending the police powers of the three police officers who fired their weapons. The body camera on the officer who fired the fatal shooting was not working, but videos from other officers’ cameras captured events leading up it.
ABC 7 reported that “Video of the shooting was recovered from dashboard cameras and body cameras worn by two of the three officers who fired at O’Neal. Police said the shooting itself was not captured because the body camera worn by the officer who fired the fatal shot was either not working or fell off during the chase.”
Watch the videos on the IPRA’s online portal. The video is “shocking and disturbing,” the review board’s head says. The O’Neal family broke down after watching the video and needed time before addressing the news media, ABC 7 said.
The head of the Chicago police oversight agency says video from the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Paul O’Neal by police is “shocking and disturbing,”
Chicago police officers tried to stop O’Neal about 7:30 p.m. July 28 in the South Shore neighborhood as he drove a Jaguar convertible reported stolen in Bolingbrook, police said. Surveillance cameras tied O’Neal and three others to a spree of car thefts, officials in the suburb said.
According to authorities O’Neal, who was unarmed, died of a gunshot wound to the back.
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A third Chicago cop involved in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man Thursday night in South Shore has been “relieved of his police powers” by Supt. Eddie Johnson after an autopsy showed the dead man was shot in the back, a police spokesman said Saturday. The other two officers who fired at Paul O’Neal…
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A person believed to be a male teenager was shot to death by police in a confrontation Thursday night in the South Shore neighborhood, authorities said. One person was wounded after officers fired near 7400 S. Merrill Ave., said Mia Sissac, a spokeswoman for the Independent Police Review Authority. At least one officer also was…
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