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Marcellis Stinnette police shooting video to be released soon: Illinois mayor

Added 10-26-20 09:18:02am EST - “An Illinois mayor says video of a police-involved shooting that left a 19-year-old black man dead and his girlfriend hospitalized will be released in the coming days, according to a report. Waukega?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Marcellis Stinnette police shooting video to be released soon: Illinois mayor”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

An Illinois mayor says video of a police-involved shooting that left a 19-year-old black man dead and his girlfriend hospitalized will be released in the coming days, according to a report.

Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham said Sunday that city officials plan to release police video of Tuesday’s shooting that killed Marcellis Stinnette, 19, and wounded his girlfriend, Tafara Williams, 20, once their relatives can see the footage first, the Lake County News-Sun reported.

Cunningham said he hopes the recordings are disseminated ahead of a Freedom of Information Act request that has a Thursday deadline, the newspaper reported.

“We want to beat the FOIA request,” Cunningham said following a prayer vigil held where Stinnette and Williams were shot by an unidentified Hispanic officer who was fired last week.

The officer, who had been with the department for five years, has not been identified, but was terminated Friday for multiple policy violations with the mayor’s “approval.”

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