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Chicago police may have 'violated protocol' in fatal shooting

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>> Three officers involved in the shooting of an unarmed black 18-year old in Chicago have been suspended. Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson telling the media Saturday, that video which police oversight agency calls, quote, shocking and disturbing, does show cops violating protocol.>> That were prohibited from firing into or at moving vehicles if the vehicle is the only use of force used at that time.
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>> The dramatic footage showing the police trying to stop a car reported stolen. The car nearly hits one officer and police open fire on the moving vehicle, then they chase 18 year old Paul O'Neil as he runs away. An autopsy showed O'Neil died of a gun shot wound to the back.
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But the footage does not show the fatal shot even though the officer who pulled the trigger was wearing a body camera. Investigators say they are looking into the reason why the camera was not switched on.>> So, I'm not going to beat them up.>> The police chief says his department has to step up training.
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He believes the camera was not on because officers at the time only had the equipment for about a week and have not yet become used to turning it on and off. In one of two protest Friday night, this small peaceful yet loud crowd, staging a die in outside of Chicago police headquarters.
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They are particularly upset about the missing footage, accusing Chicago's top brass of trying to cover up for their own. Relations between Chicago PD and the city's black residents were already toxic after police released a video showing the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. Who was killed by police while walking away from officers.
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The cop fired 16 times and that video wasn't released until a year later. This time the video was quickly made public just eight days after O'Neil's death. That's little comfort to demonstrators however, who question if he had to die at all.>> What if!>> What if!>> That was!
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>> That was!>> Your son!>> Your son!