- Park Forest Police Officer Craig Taylor has been found not guilty on wrongful death charges in connection with the death of 95-year-old John Wrana at an assisted living facility in July 2013.
The case was brought to trial in January as prosecutors and family members argued that Taylor used excessive force when he fired a beanbag gun at close range, sending five rounds at the World War II veteran.
Police were called to the assisted living facility after prosecutors say Wrana had become violent with staff. Park Forest police said Wrana refused repeated requests to drop a knife, and Officer Mitchell Green testified that Wrana threatened the officers with the weapon.
We believe we saw his Chief with him at numerous points during the trial.