A dashboard camera video obtained by The Chicago Reporter shows a police officer firing more than a dozen shots into a car filled with black teenagers in apparent violation of Chicago Police Department policy.
“The video emerges at a time when iPhones, security cameras and other devices across the country are capturing images that often contradict police accounts of incidents in which officers are accused of misconduct.
In the video, recorded in December 2013, a Chicago police officer, identified in court documents as Marco Proano, shoots into a moving car of six unarmed teenagers at 95th and LaSalle streets on the city’s South Side. Two of the teenagers were shot – one in the shoulder and the other in the left hip and right heel, according to court documents.
Retired Cook County Judge Andrew Berman was so troubled by the video that he provided it to the Reporter. Berman was the judge in a criminal case against one of the teenagers. He described Proano’s actions as the most unsettling thing he’d seen in his 18 years as a judge and 17 years as a public defender.
“I’ve seen lots of gruesome, grisly crimes,” he said. “But this is disturbing on a whole different level.”
Video and rest of the story here: http://chicagoreporter.com/video-chicago-cop-opens-fire-on-black-teens-in-car/
I have had a couple of run ins with the CPD and they are really the salt of he earth (Sarc)
Even though one of them cut me a break one time he left a guy who had run into my truck sitting on the side walk with his scalp entirely eviscerated.
He kept telling the guy to shut up and sit down or he would arrest him. Whenever I tried to prompt him to call medical he just told me “He’ll be fine, He’s from Rogers park”. (In other words white trash)
I finally did some basic first aid on the guy myself, pulling his scalp back onto his skull cap and bandaging him up with my tee shirt.
This cop had no concern in the world that this guy was bleeding out and going into shock.
Well, I am off for the weekend with more work to finish. Everybody stay safe.