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New Video Shows Off-Duty CPD Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man With Autism

The city agency that investigates police misconduct on Tuesday released a video of an off-duty Chicago Police officer shooting an unarmed black man in August 2017.

A lawsuit says 18-year-old Ricky Hayes has an intellectual disability and his caretaker had reported him missing just hours before he was shot in the arm and chest.

CPD Sgt. Khalil Muhammad told officials he believed Hayes was carrying a gun, but so far, there is no evidence of that.

The release of this latest police shooting video comes on the heels of a decision by the Chicago Police Board not to fire or discipline a CPD officer who shot and killed an unarmed 15-year-old boy in 2012.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson recommended that CPD officer Brandon Ternand be fired after shooting Dakota Bright in the back of the head.

Ternand was cleared of wrongdoing in a 5-3 decision by the Chicago Police Board, whose members are appointed by the mayor. He will go back on the job and receive $80,000 in back pay.

Morning Shift explores that facts of both cases and what they say about the state of police-community relations in the wake of a guilty verdict in the murder trial of Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke.

GUEST: Shannon Heffernan, WBEZ criminal justice reporter

Miles Bryan, WBEZ reporter

LEARN MORE: COPA releases video of Chicago police officer shooting unarmed teen with autism (WGN-TV 10/16/18)

Chicago Finally Releases Video Of Police Officer Shooting Unarmed And Disabled Ricky Hayes (The Intercept 10/16/18)

Police Board Clears Officer Brandon Ternand In 2012 Fatal Shooting Of Dakota Bright, An Unarmed Black Teen (CBS 10/12/18)



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