Police watchdog: 3 Chicago cops should be fired for shootings


CHICAGO — The Chicago police oversight agency that last week ruled that two police shootings were not justified now wants the three officers involved in those incidents to be fired.

The Independent Police Review Authority recommendations go to Superintendent Eddie Johnson and then to the city’s police board, which makes a final decision on whether to fire officers.

In IPRA documents, the agency found that one officer was not justified in a 2013 fatal shooting and a 2015 shooting in which a man was injured. IPRA determined the officers were not in serious danger when they fired their weapons.

Last week’s findings and this week’s recommendation to fire the officers mark a dramatic shift in the embattled agency that’s been harshly criticized for taking the side of officers in the vast majority of shooting cases.