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Old 14th January 2016, 03:34 PM   #1
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Video released of 2013 police shooting of 17-year-old Cedrick Chatman

Video released of deadly Chicago police shooting [CNN]

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Newly released video of a 2013 fatal police shooting shows a teen running away from two police officers when he was shot and killed in the street in a South Side Chicago neighborhood.
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While a wounded, unarmed Chatman lies in the street, he is handcuffed and one of the officers places his boot on top of him. The whole event takes about 10 seconds.

Officer Kevin Fry told investigators he feared for his partner's life and fired four shots, saying Chatman made a slight turn toward him and had an object in his hand that he believed to be a gun.

It turned out the object was a black iPhone box.

And 2.5 years later, almost predictably at this point:

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[Jonathan Green, an attorney representing the city] confirmed there were no pending criminal investigations against the two officers in the Chatman shooting. The officers remain on their beats.

And this:

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The original independent police investigator wanted to rule that the shooting was unjustified, saying the teen fled from Fry and Toth without posing a threat or turning toward them. That investigator, Lorenzo Davis, said he was fired when he refused to change his findings to a justified shooting.

A new investigator was assigned and ruled the shooting justified.

Fry has had 30 complaints lodged against him over the years, including 10 allegations of excessive use of force. The police department found every complaint against him to be unwarranted.

In one case in 2007, Fry and a partner shot a 16-year-old black male in a school alcove after seeing a shiny object around his waist and fearing for their lives. The object wasn't a weapon but a "shiny belt buckle," according to an independent investigation of the shooting. The shooting was deemed justifiable, but CNN learned the city settled with the teen and his family for $99,000.

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