[WATCH] Family of Man Shot by Troubled Chicago Police Officer Files Lawsuit

Last month, a federal civil jury found that Kelly shot his childhood friend Michael LaPorta after a night of heavy drinking. Jurors ordered the city to pay LaPorta — who suffered a severe head injury and can no longer walk — $44.7 million, finding that the Police Department enabled Kelly’s behavior by failing to properly discipline him or investigate allegations of wrongdoing against him.

“The City of Chicago participated in this Code of Silence when they failed to take any action in response to a demonstrated pattern of violent and abusive behavior by Defendant Officer Kelly, enabling him to hide for years behind the Blue Shield,” the lawsuit states.

For full story visit: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-police-shooting-lawsuit-20171106-story.html

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Filming Cops was started in 2010 as a conglomerative blogging service documenting police abuse. The aim isn’t to demonize the natural concept of security provision as such, but to highlight specific cases of State-monopolized police brutality that are otherwise ignored by traditional media outlets.

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