City officials won’t identify Chicago officers in fatal shooting of Paul O’Neal

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CHICAGO — Chicago police officials say they won’t identify the officers involved in last month’s fatal shooting of 18-year-old Paul O’Neal.

The agency that investigates police misconduct declined to give the officers’ names in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.

The Independent Police Review Authority cited state law that allows withholding information if disclosure would endanger life or physical safety.

The Chicago Police Department also has declined to name the officers, citing a union contract clause that prevents naming uncharged officers during pending disciplinary matters.

On Friday, police released body camera and dashboard camera video from the July 28 shooting of O’Neal, who was suspected of stealing a car.

Superintendent Eddie Johnson has stripped three officers of their police powers, citing potential policy violations.