Amir was shot early on May 26, 2019, as members of the South Suburban Emergency Response Team were raiding his family’s Markham home, searching for his mother's boyfriend on drug possession charges.
The Chicago City Council approved a settlement on Wednesday that will pay $15 million to the family of a woman who was killed when a police cruiser ran a red light and slammed into her SUV after officers allegedly ignored repeated orders to end their high-speed pursuit of a carjacking suspect.
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating the shooting and has a deadline of Sept. 22 to release materials related to the shooting, including videos.
The officer, who reportedly worked the Austin District on the city's west side, is the fifth CPD officer to die by suicide this year alone.
A 40-year-old man is in critical condition this morning after he was shot during a struggle with police in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the city's south side.
The family attorney of Anthony Alvarez, fatally shot by a Chicago police officer last spring, said Thursday that the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) denied a recommendation to fire the officer.
Members of the Chicago Police department, family, and friends are mourning the loss of three officers dead by suicide since the start of this month.
An officer repeatedly tells Cobb to “put it down” and “don’t do it” but Cobb makes multiple attempts to aim the gun at officers, prompting the trooper to fire additional gunshots before the video ends with Cobb motionless on the pavement near the truck.
The police union didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but FOP Lodge #7 President John Catanzara posted a YouTube video late Wednesday acknowledging officers would be forced to get the vaccine.
The Department said in a press release the revised policy builds on the temporary foot pursuit policy that was implemented last year. The draft will remain open for public comment for 15 days, starting today.