Cop Facing Federal Civil Rights Charges After 2013 Shooting Gives Up Gun

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago Police officer who is facing federal civil rights charges is now giving up his gun and state firearm owner’s ID card.

WBBM’s Rob Hart reports, Marco Proano is on desk duty after pleading not guilty to the federal charges last week.

His attorney, Dan Herbert, said in exchange for giving up his gun, Proano will be allowed to continue working. “The police department indicated that as long as his (FOID) card is not revoked, then he will be allowed to continue his employment.”

He fired 16 shots at two teenagers inside a stolen car in December of 2013. The shooting was captured on the squad car’s dashboard camera.

The Independent Police Review authority is recommending that Proano be fired. Herbert says state law and police law in place at the time allowed officers to fire at moving vehicles.

“I think it’s very important that we recognize that police officers were acting consistent with how they were trained. They were doing what their supervisors encouraged them to do,” Herbert added.

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