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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)

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

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Two Men Get 95 Years Each For 2012 Murder

Two south suburban men have each been sentenced to 95 years in prison in connection with the murder of a 20-year-old man mistakenly thought to be involved in an earlier fight with one of the men.

12/15/2014

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

Monroe Akins (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Suspect Charged In Series Of South Suburban Sex Assaults

Monroe Akins, of Steger, has been charged in a string of assaults between March and June in Park Forest, Forest Park, and Richton Park. He allegedly abused six different women and teens beginning in mid-March.

08/04/2014

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

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Four People Shot At Party In Park Forest

Four people were wounded after a shooting at a party in Park Forest early Sunday morning.

06/15/2014

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

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Phony Shooting Report Prompts 4-Hour Standoff In Park Forest

Police apparently received a phony call that prompted a standoff around a south suburban Park Forest home for about four hours Friday night, officials said.

04/05/2014

This suspect is wanted in connection with attacks on women in Park Forest. (Park Forest Police)

Park Forest Police Warn Parents Against Letting Kids Walk Alone, After Attacks

The most recent attack came Wednesday, near Forest Trail Middle School. A man held a knife, motioning for a 13-year-old girl to come toward him. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

04/03/2014

A man wanted in connection with the groping of two women last month may be responsible for a similar attack that occurred Monday. / Sketch from Park Forest police

Police: Man Wanted In Groping Incidents May Have Attacked Again Monday

A man wanted in connection with the groping of two women in two south suburban Park Forest incidents may have attacked a teenage girl on Monday.

04/02/2014

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

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Authorities Charge Suspect Who Wore Only Boots And Skullcap During Attack

Marc Greska allegedly battered a woman sexually in Shabbona Park on March 20.

03/28/2014

This suspect is wanted in connection with attacks on women in Park Forest. (Park Forest Police)

Women Targeted In Series Of Attacks In Park Forest: Police

Someone’s attempting to grab women in south suburban Park Forest, and police are urging residents to be on the lookout.

03/20/2014

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Police: Park Forest Couple Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide

Officers found a husband and wife — 33-year-old Gerard Jimerson, and 32-year-old Tajuanna Davis — dead in their bedroom, police said.

10/21/2013

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

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Man, Teen Charged With Sexual Assault Of Southwest Suburban Woman

A man and teenage boy were charged Sunday with breaking into a southwest suburban Park Forest home last Thursday then beating and sexually assaulting the startled homeowner when she returned to her residence.

03/03/2013

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