VIDEO: Chicago Officer on Leave after Head Stomp
The officer has been relieved of policing powers as the incident--now viral online--is investigatedBy Calibre Press | Jun 14, 2016
A Chicago cop has been relieved of his police powers as authorities investigate a video on Facebook that appears to show him stomp on a suspect’s head while another officer struggles with the man.
“After careful consideration and reviewing the video footage, Superintendent (Eddie) Johnson has decided to relieve one of the officers involved in the incident that occurred on the 3900 block of West Grenshaw of his police powers while IPRA investigates the case,” police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement.
The Fraternal Order of Police said it was working with the officer and disagreed with stripping police powers before the investigation was completed.
The video was posted Monday afternoon, apparently soon after the incident. By about 10 p.m., the video posted by someone using the name Terrance Hustlehard had been viewed more than 300,000 times and had been shared about 14,000 times.
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