FOP President Reacts To Paul O’Neal Shooting Videos

Dean Angelo, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #7 president, talks to reporters after a bond hearing for Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, on murder charges in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Chicago. Van Dyke's hearing is just a day ahead of a deadline for the city to release a squad-car video of the shooting.
In this file photo, Dean Angelo, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #7 president, talks to reporters in November 2015. Angelo lost his bid for re-election as union leader April 12, 2017. Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press
Dean Angelo, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #7 president, talks to reporters after a bond hearing for Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, on murder charges in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Chicago. Van Dyke's hearing is just a day ahead of a deadline for the city to release a squad-car video of the shooting.
In this file photo, Dean Angelo, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #7 president, talks to reporters in November 2015. Angelo lost his bid for re-election as union leader April 12, 2017. Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press

FOP President Reacts To Paul O’Neal Shooting Videos

The latest videos of the events leading up to the death of 18-year-old Paul O’Neal show several minutes of chaos as police try to piece together what just happened. 

There was a car chase, then foot chase and the rapid fire of gunshots had some officers confused on the source of the bullets. All of these videos made public prompted Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson to tell reporters Saturday that officers face “split second decisions”. He went on to say policing is a difficult job that most people don’t understand. 

Someone who does understand the job is Dean Angelo, Sr., president of the Fraternal Order of Police. He offers insight into those decisions and the challenges of the job.