John Wrana

Park Forest police officer Craig Taylor (left) is charged with reckless conduct in the death of 95-year-old John Wrana (right). Taylor shot Wrana with beanbag rounds while police were trying to subdue Wrana at the nursing home where he lived. (Credit: CBS/Supplied Photo)

Park Forest Cop Acquitted In 2013 Death Of 95-Year-Old Man

A Cook County judge has acquitted a Park Forest police officer of reckless conduct charges in the death of an elderly man who became combative with paramedics at a nursing home a year and a half ago.

02/04/2015

Park Forest Police Officer Craig Taylor is charged with reckless conduct in the death of 95-year-old John Wrana. Taylor shot Wrana with bean bag rounds while police were trying to subdue Wrana at an assisted-living center in the summer of 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Officer Who Fatally Shot 95-Year-Old With Beanbag Gun Faces Verdict Feb. 6

A Cook County judge who presided over the trial of a suburban Chicago police officer who shot and killed a 95-year-old World War II veteran with a beanbag gun says he will announce his verdict next month.

01/16/2015

Park Forest Police Officer Craig Taylor (CBS)

Cop: Shooting Nursing Home Patient, 95, Was Necessary

Craig Taylor, facing a charge of reckless conduct, hit John Wrana with four bean bag rounds from a 12-gauge shotgun when the elderly man became unruly and threatened officers, he says.

01/15/2015

Park Forest police officer Craig Taylor (left) is charged with reckless conduct in the death of 95-year-old John Wrana (right). Taylor shot Wrana with beanbag rounds while police were trying to subdue Wrana at the nursing home where he lived. (Credit: CBS/Supplied Photo)

Expert On Police Tactics Testifies In Wrana Trial

Good cop just doing his job or a rogue police officer responsible for the death of a 95-year-old man? The question will be answered in a Markham courtroom.

01/14/2015

Park Forest police officer Craig Taylor (left) is charged with reckless conduct in the death of 95-year-old John Wrana (right). Taylor shot Wrana with beanbag rounds while police were trying to subdue Wrana at the nursing home where he lived. (Credit: CBS/Supplied Photo)

Trial Underway For Cop Charged In Death Of WWII Veteran

Park Forest Police Officer Craig Taylor has been charged with a single count of reckless conduct in the death of World War II veteran John Wrana

01/13/2015

John Wrana (Photo supplied to CBS)

Trial Set To Begin For Cop Charged In WWII Vet’s Death

Officer Craig Taylor shot 95-year-old John Wrana with multiple bean bag rounds inside an assisted living facility in the summer of 2013, while police were trying to subdue Wrana.

01/13/2015

John Wrana's stepdaughter Sharon Mangerson, holding a picture of John. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Lawyer: Cop’s Trial For Fatal Shooting Of WWII Vet Unlikely This Year

Defense attorney Terry Ekl said he didn’t see a trial date being set before Christmas. He said the case “should be tried rapidly so everyone can move on, move on with their lives,” and that Park Forest police officer Craig Taylor is “anxious to get it over with.”

10/01/2014

John Wrana's stepdaughter Sharon Mangerson (middle) (Credit: Steve Miller)

Family Files Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Park Forest After Death Of WWII Vet

A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the Village of Park Forest and six police officers – following the death of a 95-year-old resident of an assisted living center almost a year ago.

06/23/2014

John Wrana's stepdaughter Sharon Mangerson, holding a picture of John. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Park Forest Cop Pleads Not Guilty In WWII Vet’s Death

A Park Forest police officer has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges in connection with the death of a 95-year-old man at a suburban senior facility last year.

04/29/2014

John Wrana's stepdaughter Sharon Mangerson, holding a picture of John. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Suburban Cop Charged In Death Of 95-Year-Old WWII Vet

A suburban police officer has been charged with reckless conduct, in the death of a 95-year-old World War II veteran who was shocked with a stun gun and shot with beanbag rounds at a Park Forest nursing home last year.

04/02/2014

John Wrana's stepdaughter Sharon Mangerson, holding a picture of John. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Family Still Wants Answers From Police After Man, 95, Dies From Beanbag Round

It was a month and a half ago when a 95-year-old World War Two veteran was tased and then shot with a beanbag round by Park Forest police. He died later.

09/16/2013

Victory Center nursing home in Park Forest. (Credit: CBS)

State Police Probe Death Of Elderly Man Shot By Cops

Illinois State Police have launched an investigation into why police in Park Forest shot a 95-year-old man with a bean bag round, leading to the man’s death.

08/02/2013

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Elderly Man Dies Hours After Being Shot By Police With Beanbag Rounds

Police are waiting for an autopsy to determine the cause of death of a 95-year-old Park Forest nursing home resident who died several hours after a confrontation with officers

07/27/2013