Chicago Cop Who Shot Paul O’Neal in Back While Running Says He Was Reaching for Waistband

Chicago Cop Who Shot Paul O’Neal in Back While Running Says He Was Reaching for Waistband
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The cop who fatally shot Paul O’Neal, 18, in the back says the teen was reaching for his waistband when shot.

O’Neal led police on a chase in a stolen Jaguar after they tried to pull him over.

“During the pursuit offender failed to comply with verbal commands while reaching into his waistband,” the report states, according to the Chicago Tribune. 

Bodycam video from officers showed a confused scene following the chase.

The officer who fired the fatal shots “perceived shots to be coming from Of (offender).”

Officers involved in the pursuit violated policy as well, the Tribune confirms:

The videos show the chaos that ensued after O’Neal, driving a car reportedly stolen from Bolingbrook, clipped a police SUV and parked car in the South Shore neighborhood. Officers fired several shots at the fleeing sports car before it barreled into a police SUV down the block, the videos show. Other officers appeared to be directly in the line of fire when police shot at the fleeing vehicle.

 

Departmental policy specifically bans shooting at a car when it is the lone threat to an officer or others.

 

After O’Neal ran from the Jaguar, police chased him into a backyard, firing about five more shots, the video clips show. O’Neal died of a gunshot wound to the back, authorities said.

 

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TinaSue
TinaSue

It is my understanding that seven police have been fired by the Black Chief of Police?


Mona Morrow
Mona Morrow

Any reason or excuse will do!!\U0001f620\U0001f61e

Russell Sprinkle
Russell Sprinkle

Nice lawyer suggestions I guess! If he is a believer, GOD will put him on trial on earth and in heaven!

Rickie Wilson
Rickie Wilson

Naturally. That seems to be the catchall they all seem to use.

Larry Hale
Larry Hale

I guess this is a good reason to tighten up ya belt huh

Michael X Matthews
Michael X Matthews

They always go for the waistband as the body cam goes off. Convenient and typical.

Lynwood Walker
Lynwood Walker

Also your waist is about where your hands mostly reside

Earl Williams Jr.
Earl Williams Jr.

This is what Cops use to get away with MURDER. This is really getting old.

Fidel Cooper
Fidel Cooper

I would love to hear y'all escuses on this one.

Fidel Cooper
Fidel Cooper

Where are the racist trolls that are always defending the kkk cops?

Alfonso Solis
Alfonso Solis

Not defending as every case is different...... Some cops deserve to be in jail. And some folks out themselves in situations that got themselves shot :(

Frederick Russell
Frederick Russell

He is running away,with his back towards you.if he was going to pull cz you had plenty of time,AND distance,to make sure that was the case.

Lester Jordan
Lester Jordan

Stop putting. Yourselves in a bad SITUATION. STOP STEALING

Carnell Berry
Carnell Berry

no that's not what I read and that's not what he's saying he's saying that men's reason for his own demise is because of him choosing to steal cars

Kevin Garrett
Kevin Garrett

I dont side with criminal behavior, but we have a justice system designed to properly punish criminals. And the process is not the death sentence on location of the crime. Sorry I dont agree. There's no excuse to kill someone because they put themselves in a certain position.

Mildred Samuels
Mildred Samuels

Most of theses police officer are new on the force and get over excited

Eddie Bigman
Eddie Bigman

Bullshyt, you a killer. That punk cop needs to be held accountable.

Norm Batchelor
Norm Batchelor

And they could tell that from being behind him? To bad they turned off their body cam.

Ukhti Nzima
Ukhti Nzima

Wow...Their excuses is accepted no matter what they say...umm well the sun was shinning in my eyes and I couldn't see and a bug bit,me and I thought I was shot so I did what I had to do.

Dennis Harriott
Dennis Harriott

This is a case where two birds have been killed with one stone. The low IQ miscreant and the trigger happy cop

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