After threatening to sue, the Chicago Tribune has obtained data from the city’s police department that tracks every time an officer has opened fire in the city over the past six years. The vast majority of those hit were black men or boys. There were 435 police shootings from 2010 through 2015, in which officers…
Every five days, on average, a Chicago police officer fired a gun at someone. In 435 shootings over a recent six-year span, officers killed 92 people and wounded 170 others. While a few of those incidents captured widespread attention, they occurred with such brutal regularity — and with scant information provided by police — that…
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…
A man was taken to a hospital after being shot by police in the Englewood neighborhood Thursday evening following a report of a robbery, authorities said. One man was taken to Stroger Hospital in fair-to-serious condition following an incident near 67th and May streets about 6:55 p.m., according to the Chicago Fire Department’s media office,…
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…
The Alton Sterling and Philando Castile shootings have caused an uproar among leftists because they fuel their narrative that racist white police officers are hunting down innocent black men. But the statistics – brought to light by the superb work ofHeather MacDonald – tell a different story. Here are five key statistics you need to…
An emotional, at times angry, evening unfolded in the working class, predominantly black Louisiana neighborhood where the police killing of a black man was caught on video. Hundreds of mourners, friends and family members of Alton Sterling, 37, gathered Wednesday in Baton Rouge for a second night of protest, prayer and remembrance. Sterling was shot…
WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTENT MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AUDIENCES MINNESOTA – A video of a man shot by a St. Anthony police officer in Falcon Heights during a traffic has gone viral after his girlfriend used Facebook Live to broadcast the incident. Philando Castile was the victim of an officer-involved shooting late Wednesday…
A shooting involving a Cook County deputy that left two people wounded on Chicago’s South Side Sunday night is under investigation. The shooting happened just before 9 p.m. in the 7000-block of South Kansas Street in the city’s Marquette Park neighborhood. Police said an off-duty Cook County deputy was eating in his car when he…
A suburban police officer is recovering Thursday after he was shot possibly with his own gun outside a grocery store. The officer was struggling with a shoplifting suspect in front of the Ultra Foods in Lansing when he was shot. Employees in other stores nearby heard the shooting and immediately locked their doors. “I was…
The ugliness of Chicago’s violence has once again ruined what would otherwise be a beautiful day. Police and U.S. Marshals say they were trying to execute a search warrant this morning on the Far South Side when the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Terrick Beaslee, took off, Beaslee was wanted for robbery and probation violations. During…
Sixteen-year-old Pierre Loury was killed by Chicago police on April 11, 2016, in what authorities called an “armed confrontation.” Chicago Tribune obtained video through social media taken moments after the teen boy was shot.
According to CPD the events unfolded after a foot chase, police said the officer fired at Loury as the teen turned toward the officer while holding a pistol behind an abandoned house in the 3400 block of West Grenshaw Street at about 7:40 p.m., the shooting took place about a block from Loury’s home. Police have not named the officer involved.
According to the Cook County medical examiner Pierre Loury died from a gunshot wound to the chest. And not to the back as was reported by many media outlets.
Deputy Police Supt. John J. Escalante told reporters Tuesday that Pierre Loury was a documented gang member who had “prior contact” with police, and a gun was found at the scene.
A Chicago police officer was shot in the shoulder as he and his partner chased three suspects down a street in the Little Village neighborhood Monday afternoon, authorities said. The Ogden District officer, a nine-year veteran, was wounded around 4:15 p.m. in the 2300 block of South Trumbull Avenue, police said. The bullet went through…
CHICAGO – A federal judge is expected to rule on whether or not to release videos that show a Chicago Police Department shooting from 2013. Activists say Mayor Rahm Emanuel can make good on his promise of more transparency by ordering the release of the videos ahead of the judge’s ruling. Video apparently shows police…