If this headline sounds familiar, you’re not mistaken. This isn’t the first time that a Chicago Police Department officer has shot an unarmed citizen and been disciplined as an investigation is conducted.
The latest officer to lost their police powers is the result of a fatal shooting on the city’s Northwest side on Monday.
The off-duty officer, who reportedly knew the victim, shot Jose Nieves “several times” on Monday morning after they got into an argument Monday morning, according to the Chicago Tribune.
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“I have a lot more questions than I have answers at this time,” said Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who made the decision to strip the 57-year-old officer of his police powers.