Chicago, IL — A deeply troubling police dash cam video has been kept from the public by the city of Chicago which showed CPD officer Marco Proano, fire into a car occupied by six unarmed teenagers. Police did not want the public to see this video.
City lawyers successfully convinced a federal judge to put the video under the protective order, which prevented parties to the lawsuit from releasing it publicly. However, after watching the video, Retired Cook County Judge Andrew Berman was so disturbed that he leaked it to The Chicago Reporter. Neither Berman nor the Reporter are subject to the order.
“I’ve seen lots of gruesome, grisly crimes,” said. Berman. “But this is disturbing on a whole different level.”
In March, the teens won a federal lawsuit against the city and three police officers, using the video as the center of their case. The city has yet to pay out the $360,000.
According to The Chicago Reporter,
The city’s Independent Police Review Authority, known as IPRA, has not completed its investigation of the incident 18 months later. FBI officials would neither confirm nor deny a Chicago Sun-Times report that the agency is investigating the shooting.