Attorneys for Black woman shot by cop: Firing `a first step'
Added 10-24-20 02:22:01pm EST - “Attorneys representing a Black woman who was shot and wounded inside a vehicle by a suburban Chicago police officer who also fatally shot her 19-year-old boyfriend called the officer's firing "a first step in police accountability"…” - Washingtontimes.com
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WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) - Attorneys representing a Black woman who was shot and wounded inside a vehicle by a suburban Chicago police officer who also fatally shot her 19-year-old boyfriend called the officer’s firing “a first step in police accountability” but said they are pressing ahead with their own probe of the shooting.
Waukegan Police Chief Wayne Walles announced late Friday the firing of the officer who fatally shot Marcellis Stinnette, a Black man, and wounded Tafara Williams, 20. Walles said in a brief statement that the male officer had committed “multiple policy and procedure violations.”
No other details, including the officer’s name, were provided in the announcement, which came shortly after Lake County’s chief prosecutor said the FBI would join Illinois State Police in investigating Tuesday’s shooting.
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A protest rally and march were planned for Saturday in Waukegan, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Chicago, to demand justice.
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