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Sat Aug 6, 2016, 05:17 PM

Chicago police may have violated policy in fatal shooting: official

Source: Reuters

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said on Saturday that videos of the police shooting of a black man in the city last month indicate three officers may have violated the department's policies.

Johnson told a news conference it was against departmental policy to fire at or into a moving car when the vehicle was the only potential use of force by a suspect, and police were taking a hard look at training and tactics following the shooting.

Authorities on Friday released videos that captured the moments before and after police shot Paul O'Neal, 18, on July 28, but not the shooting itself because a police officer's body camera was not recording. No firearms were found on O'Neal, who was shot in the back, according to police.

Johnson was named in March to lead the department, which is facing accusations of racism and a federal investigation into its practices after the city waited more than a year to release video of a separate 2014 fatal shooting by officers.

On Saturday, he said the ongoing investigation prevented him from discussing details about the O'Neal shooting.
"I was concerned by some of the things that I saw on the videos and that is why we took such a swift action that we did last week to relieve the three officers of their police powers," Johnson said.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-police-chicago-idUSKCN10H0M0

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uawchild Aug 2016 OP
Statistical Aug 2016 #1
surrealAmerican Aug 2016 #2
Akicita Aug 2016 #3
MyNameGoesHere Aug 2016 #4
Akicita Aug 2016 #5
MyNameGoesHere Aug 2016 #6

Response to uawchild (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2016, 07:50 PM

1. I love the "maybe"...

They fired into the back of an unarmed fleeing suspect and just like magic the bodycam wasn't working and it "may" be wrong. Fucking cops!

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Response to uawchild (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2016, 08:43 PM

2. If this didn't "violate policy" ...

... then there is something seriously wrong with the department's policy. Perhaps the people who wrote that policy should be held accountable if that is the case.

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Response to uawchild (Original post)

Sun Aug 7, 2016, 04:33 AM

3. So if a terrorist is mowing people down at a parade with a truck like in France, the cops would not

be able to shoot him to stop him because that would violate the Chicago PD policy of not firing into a moving vehicle?

Or if a crazy jealous ex husband is trying to run down his ex wife with his car, the cops would not be able to save her by shooting the guy because of this policy?

What if the President was visiting his hometown and some RW maniac decided to ram his motorcade because he knows the Chicago PD protecting the route can't shoot him in his moving car?

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Response to Akicita (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 7, 2016, 08:18 PM

4. Yes but that's not what happened now is it?

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Response to MyNameGoesHere (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 8, 2016, 11:49 AM

5. I am talking about the policy. I think it is a bad policy to not allow shooting into moving

vehicles when necessary to save lives. I also think it is bad judgement to shoot into a moving car when it is not necessary to save lives.

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