CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago agency has launched another investigation into the 2010 shooting of a man by an off-duty Chicago police officer the two were out drinking.
The investigation follows a federal jury award of $44.7 million to Michael LaPorta and the police superintendent’s request for further investigation after the Civilian Office of Police Accountability last year recommended that Officer Patrick Kelly be disciplined.READ MORE: Timothy Wynn, 18, Charged In South Shore Home Invasion And Murder
An agency spokesman tells the Chicago Tribune that it’s unclear how long the latest investigation will take.READ MORE: IDES Kept Offices Closed While Many Struggled To Get Their Unemployment Benefits: What Really Happened
The shooting left LaPorta unable to walk, read or use his right arm. The city that that has disputed LaPorta’s contention that Kelly shot him and argued that LaPorta shot himself in the head in a suicide attempt doesn’t have to pay during the appeal process.MORE NEWS: Coworkers Rally Around River North Bouncer Who Was Shot After He Refused To Let Man Into Clutch Bar
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