The shooting and death of Paul O’Neal, a teenager in Chicago is under investigation. The final shot that took his life is being questioned as it is being said he was unarmed when he was stopped in the backyard of a home.
O’Neal had stolen a car and used it to ram patrol cars and almost running over CPD officers (click here for the video) so what it floored me was the following information in the article:
The city’s use-of-force policy explicitly bars police from firing at a moving vehicle if it represents the only threat against officers.
I beg your pardon? It is the policy of the Chicago Police Department to allow criminals to run over officers? You would think it is a joke, right? Nope:
Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson took quick action after the shooting, stripping three officers who opened fire at O’Neal of their police powers and saying it appeared they had violated departmental policies.
And much as in Baltimore, I expect they will be served in a platter to calm the masses. From what I can read in the article, it was just one officer who did the final shooting with nobody else around. But as usual, we will need to wait for more information to filter out.
But it is clear that O’Neal used the stolen Jaguar as a weapon against officers and that they cannot defend themselves or stop a continuing threat to others is rank politically correct stupidity.