Protesters March to Chicago Police Station After Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting


A crowd has gathered at the scene, creating a tense situation with police, who have cordoned off the area.

In a statement, the city's Civilian Office of Police Accountability said it's committed to a thorough, objective and unbiased investigation of the shooting.

He also had magazines of ammunition, Chief Waller said. Witness Allen Davis said that police saw the man's holster and asked him for his concealed carry permit, but when he reached for it, police shot him.

Speaking to Al Jazeera, Issa said that the tension was so high immediately after the shooting that "it was clear there was going to be a confrontation between Chicago Police and protesters at some point".

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Saturday's shooting and subsequent civil unrest come days after a Chicago police officer was filmed telling two young men, "I kill motherf**kers" and threatening to arrest them for walking in the street.

While police have not publicly identified the victim, Black Youth Project 100, an activist organization based in Chicago, said he was Harith "Snoop" Augustus, an African-American barber and father.

Witnesses told the Chicago Sun-Times that a female officer had opened fire on the man and then "was immediately put in a squad auto and taken away from the scene".

Video showed one protester thrown to the ground surrounded by police holding batons.

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Randale Truitt, 31, of the 200 block of East 70th Street, is charged with attempted first-degree murder.

The report prompted a series of reforms, including the use of body cameras, created to prevent future police abuses and to hold officers accountable. At least three people were then taken into custody.

Almost a quarter of those killed by police in 2016 were African Americans, although the group accounted for roughly 12 percent of the total United States population.

Gloria Rainge, 41, says she was leaving a Walgreens when she noticed a cop telling the man to stop selling cigarettes.

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These disparities, particularly the killing of African Americans by police, has prompted the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, a popular civil rights movement aimed at ending police violence and dismantling structural racism.