Protesters clash with police after man shot by officer in Chicago

Jul 16, 2018, 00:43

Police say four protesters have been arrested and several police officers slightly injured during scuffles that broke out after a man was fatally shot by a police officer on Chicago's South Side. McDonald's death led to the ouster of the police chief and a series of reforms created to prevent future police abuses and to hold officers accountable for excesses.

People quickly gathered around the scene of the shooting, yelling and questioning police officers, as seen in Facebook Live videos filmed by demonstrators. McDonald's death led to the ouster of the police chief and a series of reforms created to prevent future police abuses and to hold officers accountable.

Jackson called for video to be released and referenced footage from 2014 that showed a white officer shooting a black 17-year-old, Laquan McDonald, 16 times.

Witness Gloria Rainge told the Chicago Sun-Times that officers instructed the victim not to sell loose cigarettes, which he denied doing.

Chicago has a troubled history of police shootings.

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Chief Waller said police believed the man did not have a concealed carry permit for the semi-automatic weapon.

After his death, five hours of protests ensued in Chicago, the Tribune reported. He would not name the officer who shot Augustus.

Protesters in Chicago are demanding answers after the fatal shooting of a man by police prompted violent confrontations in the IL city. Four officers have been placed on administrative duty, per police protocol.

A string of police killings of black men, some unarmed, has caused outrage and led to protests in cities across the US.

During the protest that followed the shooting, officers pulled people to the ground and struck them with batons. Three years later, three officers were indicted on felony charges for allegedly conspiring to cover up the shooting. At 1:58 in the video, one police officer blocks Issa's camera view and yells at him to back up before shoving Issa and knocking his phone to the floor.

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The man was thought to be in his 30s, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

"There were some members of the community who were upset, " Guglielmi told the newspaper.

In a statement, the city's Civilian Office of Police Accountability said it's committed to a thorough, objective and unbiased investigation of the shooting.

A woman tries to calm a man down as he yells at a police officer at the scene of a police involved shooting in Chicago, on Saturday, July 14, 2018.

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