IL - Chicago drops objection to releasing police shooting video

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  1. bluesneakers

    bluesneakers Well-Known Member

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    At 7:24am today:

    Chicago Officials Fight the Release of Video Capturing Fatal Shooting of Cedrick Chatman, 17



    At 5:53pm today:
    Chicago drops objection to releasing another police shooting video

    Much more at the links.
     
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  3. Woodland

    Woodland Well-Known Member

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    Wow, this one is messy.

    Shot 7 seconds after he started to run - must have been shot in the back with 2 out of 4 shots. By an officer concerned for the safety of pedestrians, according to the officer, as well as his partner.

    It was already ruled unjustified and the person giving that ruling was promptly fired. Now he has filed a whistleblower lawsuit - that's a second lawsuit underway on one shooting.

    No wonder the mayor did not want this video released - inspite of what he tells people on how transparent he promises to be.

    What a mess imo.
     
  4. bluesneakers

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    You want mess?


    2 Men Charged with Carjacking, Murder After Fatal Police Shooting


    This^ article gives more detail about what happened that night.

    Oh, and...
     
  5. Woodland

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    That's very innovative - cop shoots someone in an unjustified manner and charges a civilian with that murder. Good one. Can't see it catching on though. Jmo.
     
  6. bluesneakers

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    Judge agrees to release video

     
  7. i.b.nora

    i.b.nora I am polka dot

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    I expect the video/s will show up soon online and on TV. CNN was just talking about it.
     
  8. i.b.nora

    i.b.nora I am polka dot

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    CNN just played a video but, I really couldn't see exactly what was being talked about. I think there are two other videos.
     
  9. bluesneakers

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    I just watched it too and it is hard to tell. To me it looks like he jumps out of the car, two officers chase after him and one of them shoots him. There's an officer shown who clearly has his gun raised and pointed but the other officer is hidden in the shadows. That's who I think shoots him.

    Chatman was on the move. I can't say for sure, obviously, but I think he was trying to get away, and it's unlikely he'd turn around unless it was to surrender.

    JMO


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    i.b.nora I am polka dot

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    Wait so why were the others charged with murder? Whose murder are they charged with? Chatman's? I'm so lost on this one!
     
  14. bluesneakers

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    I am too.

    But they were charged with murder... ?
     
  15. bluesneakers

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    Fry's history:

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/08/us/chicago-police-shooting-cedrick-chatman-review/
     
  16. Woodland

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    Imo, it would be heartbreaking if someone added up all the settlements for US LE misconduct in the last 2 or 3 decades. Imagine Detroit having funds available to them in the last few years? What nice schools there would be in every city. Mental health needs met for everyone that required it. More shelters, more food banks. The list is endless imo.
     

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