CHICAGO (CBS) — There is a big debate in the far South Side Hegewisch neighborhood over a convicted cop killer who was allowed to coach kids’ baseball.
Chicago Police officer John Mathews was murdered 26 years ago, leaving behind his wife Laura and three young children. Mathew’s son had asked the current board of the little league team to step down, which they did at a meeting Wednesday night, reports CBS 2 Suzanne Le Mignot.
For officer Mathews’ family, his murder feels like yesterday.
“He took everything,” Laura said as she sat with her two sons and her daughter. “He took so many moments away from these guys, and I don’t want that to happen to any other family.”