Feds launch probe of Chicago cop after video reveals teen shot 16 times as he walked

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  1. Zaac

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    away... SMH

    Feds launch probe of Chicago cop after video reveals teen shot 16 times as he walked away

    The U.S. Attorneys Office said this week that it had launched an investigation into a Chicago police officer who shot a 17 year old 16 times while the teen was walking away.

    Speaking to a panel of city aldermen on Monday, city Corporation Counsel Stephen Patton recommended that the City Council approve a $5 million settlement with the family of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
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    McDonald had been spotted by Chicago officers on Oct. 20 of last year after a 911 caller reported that someone was trying to break into vehicles, according to the Chicago Tribune.

    Patton said that McDonald had walked away when officers ordered him to drop his knife. And when an officer pulled his cruiser in front of McDonald, the teen allegedly punctured the car’s tire.

    Six officers were said to have surrounded McDonald with their guns drawn while waiting for backup armed with Tasers. But before the backup could arrive, one of the officers opened fire on McDonald, striking him 16 times.

    Police union rules prevented the officer from being identified unless he was charged, but a spokesperson for the Fraternal Order of Police later claimed that McDonald had lunged at the officer with the knife.

    Patton, however, told the panel of city aldermen that the McDonald family would argue that dashcam video showed that the teen was walking away when he was shot to death. Patton also noted that the family’s attorney would question why none of the other officers opened fire.

    “McDonald, as I mentioned before, was walking away when he was shot and they will argue that videotape supports their version of events,” Patton said.

    Patton recommended that the city approve the $5 million settlement, noting that the family had initially sought $16 million. The settlement was approved by the Finance Committee, and the City Council was expected to take up the issue on Wednesday.

    On Monday, U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon confirmed that the FBI’s Chicago office would lead a joint investigation into the shooting. He said that the Independent Police Review Authority, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office would also participate.

    The officer has reportedly been placed on desk duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/04/...t-16-times-as-he-walked-away/comments/#disqus
     
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    Wow, a sidearm that carries a 16 round mag - wow
     
  3. Zaac

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    I don't think that's all that uncommon anymore. There are a lot of high ammo capacity sidearms being used by police these days. A lot of officers use Glock 22s. And those hold a 15 round mag and one in the chamber. That would give you the 16.
     
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    The article says he was shot while walking away.

    The autopsy says he was shot front to back.

    I don't know the facts of the case but I would tend to believe the autopsy.

    I also wonder how someone manages to stay on their feet when shot multiple times?
     
  5. Zaac

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    Summary of shots from autopsy:
    Here is a summary:

    1. Gunshot wound of the left scalp. (Directionality cannot be determined.)

    2. Gunshot wound of the neck. (The direction is left to right, slightly front to back and slightly downward.)

    3. Gunshot wound of the left chest. (The direction is front to back, right to left and downward.)

    4. Gunshot wound of the right chest. (The direction is front to back, left to right and slightly downward.)

    5. Gunshot wound of the left elbow. (The direction is left to right, back to front and slightly upward.)

    6. Gunshot wound of the right upper arm. (The direction is back to front, downward and slightly left to right.)

    7. Gunshot wound of the left forearm. (The direction is back to front, slightly right to left and slightly downward.)

    8. Gunshot wound of the lateral right upper leg. (The direction is right to left, downward and slightly front to back.)

    9. Gunshot wound of the left upper back. (The direction is right to left and downward with no significant forward or backward deviation.)

    10. Gunshot wound of the left elbow. (The direction is left to right and downward with no significant forward or backward deviation.)

    11. Gunshot wound of the posterior right upper arm. (The direction is right to left, downward and slightly front to back.)

    12. Gunshot wound of the right arm. (The direction is back to front and upward with no significant lateral deviation.)

    13. Gunshot wound of the right forearm. (The direction is upward and slightly back to front with no significant lateral deviation.)

    14. Gunshot wound of the right hand. (The direction is slightly left to right and slightly upward with no significant forward or backward deviation.)

    15. Gunshot wound of the right lower back. (The direction is back to front, right to left and upward.)

    16. Gunshot wound of the right upper leg. (The direction is left to right and front to back with no significant vertical deviation.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_...ly_obtained_autopsy_report_on_the_dead.2.html
     
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    Wrong, you have to be black in order to know what really happened. That way you can read people's minds, discover secret racist code words, that kind of thing no one of any other color can do.
     
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    Same format. Liars getting out front with their lies to shape the narrative and try to prevent any kind of objective investigation.
     
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    15 in the mag and 1 chambered is not uncommon.

    One common example is the M9.
     
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    Just saw that Zaac addressed it already.
     

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