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Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:09 PM

Former Waukegan police officer Dante Salinas charged with second-degree murder in 2020 shooting of M

Source: CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A former Waukegan police officer has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a man during a 2020 police chase, and is also facing charges for using excessive force while arresting a man at a family baptism in 2019.

Dante Salinas has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter in the Oct. 20, 2020, shooting death of Marcellis Stinnette death, according to Lake County State's Attorney Eric Rinehart.

Salinas shot and killed Stinnette and wounded his girlfriend, Tafara Williams, on Oct. 20, 2020, during a chase after they'd fled an earlier stop in Waukegan.

"My grandson's blood is crying out from the grave, 'Grandma, we need justice!', and we're finally getting justice," said Stinette's grandmother, Sherrellis Stinnette.

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BY TODD FEURER, SUZANNE LE MIGNOT
SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 / 5:08 PM / CBS CHICAGO


Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/former-waukegan-police-officer-dante-salinas-charged-with-second-degree-murder-in-2020-shooting-of-marcellis-stinnette/



Full headline: Former Waukegan police officer Dante Salinas charged with second-degree murder in 2020 shooting of Marcellis Stinnette

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Source: Associated Press

Ex-Illinois cop charged in 2020 fatal shooting of Black man

2 hours ago

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A former suburban Chicago police officer who was fired after he shot into a car two years ago, killing a Black man and seriously wounding the man’s girlfriend, has been charged with second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter, authorities announced on Thursday.

In a news release, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s office said it had unsealed grand jury indictments against former Waukegan police Officer Dante Salinas in the Oct. 20, 2020, shooting that killed a 19-year-old local man, Marcellis Stinnette, and wounded his girlfriend, Tafara Williams, according to the Lake County State’s Attorney’s office. Salinas also was indicted on felony counts of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and official misconduct.

On the night of the shooting, another Waukegan officer stopped the couple’s car and was questioning them when Williams suddenly drove off, according to investigators. The officer pursued them and Salinas responded to his call for help and joined the chase.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/fires-police-shootings-chicago-illinois-c94df4b2b0f82bcbc8e28879615578f9

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Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:57 PM

1. There may be some cracks in the Blue Wall

And it's about fucking time. Yesterday's conviction of a Philly cop and this news today is a breath of fresh air. This isn't about retribution. It's about accountability.

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