Civilian Office of Police Accountability Releases Video of Chicago Cop Shooting

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Surveillance video was released on Tuesday which showed the jarring moment two Chicago police officers gunned down an unarmed man in the street in July—and left him writhing on the street for minutes as cars drove past.

The video, released by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA), was cited on Friday as direct evidence used to charge Chicago police officers Chistopher Liakopoulos and Ruben Reynoso in the shooting—a rare occurrence in a city with a long history of police violence.

Cook County State Attorney Kimberly Foxx said the video directly contradicted statements by officers after the shooting took place, when they claimed they were fired upon first.

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