Shot By Police
Relatives of a 17-year-old boy fatally shot by a Zion police officer called for justice for Justus Howell on Sunday. Family members said he was shot twice in the back, which authorities confirmed.
A police officer apparently was shot with his own weapon in the Bucktown neighborhood, before he turned the gun on a burglary suspect, killing the man during a struggle early Monday morning.
Chicago taxpayers took it on the chin — or rather, in the wallet — again Wednesday, one month after shelling out $33 million to settle two high-profile cases of police misconduct, including the largest pay-out in history to a single plaintiff.
A former railroad police detective was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday for attempted murder, convicted of shooting at Chicago Police officers who fired back several times.