Failure To Report
Shatoya Batiste, 14, was struck at the intersection of Illinois Route 53 and Pheasant Run Road, steps away from her home in the 20 block of Pheasant Run.
Devonte Scott, 21, was behind the wheel of a teal-colored Pontiac Montana minivan when he mowed down the woman and her 14-year-old grandson while they crossed the street in the 6400 block of South Paulina Avenue, police said.
McMahon said people can agree or disagree with his decision not to file charges, but he stands by it as the right thing to do. He said there was no evidence of a coverup, and that the problem was more one of ignorance of the state’s reporting law than anything else.
The Illinois House of Representatives has passed a bill that criminalizes failing to report a missing child, in the wake of the fallout from the Caylee Anthony tragedy.