Lambs Lined Up
- Chicago's police oversight agency has recommended that three officers be fired for shootings the agency ruled unjustified, officials said.
Last week, the Independent Police Review Authority ruled that officers in two separate cases shot into vehicles even though the officers were in no serious danger.
The agency's recent rulings — made as city officials continue to cope with public outrage over police practices — represent a shift for an agency that had previously justified almost every shooting by an officer. IPRA has ruled more shootings unjustified over the past 1 1/2 months than it had in the previous nine years.
- In one of the cases the agency ruled on last week, [the officer] shot Ryan Rogers to death in East Hazel Crest in 2013 while the officer was on a special assignment investigating robberies in the city and suburbs, records show. [The officer] told IPRA investigators that he shot four times because Rogers drove an SUV at him, records show, but IPRA's ruling said the evidence showed that he fired at least one shot after he was no longer in peril.
- In the other case, records show, [Officer A and Officer B] shot and wounded a man who drove off in his SUV as the police tried to stop him after an alleged drug transaction on the South Side in 2015. In its ruling, IPRA noted that the bullet trajectories indicated the officers were standing alongside the SUV during the shooting, not in its path.
- A sworn member is justified in using force likely to cause death or great bodily harm only when he or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary:
1. to prevent death or great bodily harm to the sworn member or to another person, or:
2. to prevent an arrest from being defeated by resistance or escape and the sworn member reasonably believes that the person to be arrested:
a. has committed or has attempted to commit a forcible felony which involves the infliction, threatened infliction, or threatened use of physical force likely to cause death or great bodily harm or;
b. is attempting to escape by use of a deadly weapon or;
c. otherwise indicates that he or she will endanger human life or inflict great bodily harm unless arrested without delay,
These are crap-tacular efforts to find something administratively to fuck coppers on, because they know legally there is as little evidence as the Baltimore prosecutor had railroading six cops. IPRA is looking for scalps - don't be their trophy.
The next move is up to Special Ed - a guy who can't even keep his lies straight about his girlfriend cheating her way to a crooked promotion along with Wysinger's wife and half of IAD. Anyone think he's going to do the right thing? Or the thing that keeps the spotlight off his own dirty house?
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