Chicago to pay $4.1 million in fatal police shooting
The City of Chicago is expected to pay a $4.1 million settlement to the family of an unarmed man who was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer in 2011.
The controversial shooting was caught on video.
It shows officer Gildardo Sierra shooting Flint Farmer three times as he lay on his back June 7, 2011.
The shooting was the third one by Sierra in six months, and the second fatality.
Farmer was unarmed, but Sierra claimed he pulled something out of his pocket.
An independent police review ruled the shooting was justified but police Superindentent Garry McCarthy said Sierra should not have been on the street.
Sierra later admitted to drinking “multiple” beers before going to work that night. He was stripped of his police powers and has been working at the city’s 311 center since the shooting.