Videos related to fatal Chicago police shooting of Paul O'Neal released
CHICAGO (WGN-TV) -- The Independent Police Review Authority released nine videos in the fatal Chicago police shooting of 18-year-old Paul O'Neal, whose autopsy results showed he died of a gunshot wound to the back.
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In an unprecedented break from the past, IPRA has released the video only eight days after the incident.
"I am deeply saddened by the death of Paul O'Neal and my heart goes out to his family and friends and to the community that has lost yet another young black man," said IPRA Chief Administrator Sharon Fairley. "I want to express my personal commitment to seeing that justice is served and our pursuit of justice here will be steadfast. I applaud Superintendent Johnson for his swift and immediate actions in this incident."
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The videos show officers firing on a moving stolen vehicle, which police say was driven by O'Neal. The vehicle strikes a squad car before O'Neal runs out.
Then officers pursue him through a yard and over a fence while shots are heard ringing out. Officers then cuff O'Neal, who is face down on the ground with blood on the back of his white shirt.
The family of O'Neal was so upset after watching the footage that they left without speaking at a news conference scheduled for Friday morning.
The family lawyer Michael Oppenheimer and activist Ja'Mal Green spoke instead, describing what they saw.
"After he was shot, he was placed in handcuffs, and he sat there for a long time, dying, and that was very shocking to me," Green said.