(CHICAGO) A Chicago Federal Judge is ordering the release of videos from another case of Chicago Police shooting a black teenager to death. Judge Robert Gettleman ordered the release of the videos in the shooting of 17 year old Cedrick Chatman in January of 2013.
The Chicago Tribune has reported there is video from a police surveillance camera as well as from cameras outside a convenience store and near South Shore High School.
Chatman was shot to death January 7th, 2013 near 75th and Jeffrey on the South Side. Chicago Police have said two officers pulled over a car Chatman was driving because it matched the description of a stolen vehicle.
Police have said Chatman then ran from the vehicle, and was shot to death as he pointed a dark object at the officers that later turned out to be an I-Phone case.
The Independent Police Review Authority found the officer’s actions were justified. However one former IPRA investigator, Lorenzo Davis, has said he was fired for finding that the Chatman shooting was not justified.
On Wednesday Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration announced it would no longer oppose the release of the videos in the Chatman case.
Chatman’s mother Linda Chatman has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City in the wake of her son’s shooting.
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