No charges against officer in fatal shooting
A Chicago police officer won’t face criminal charges for shooting an unarmed man to death.
In 2011, officer Gildardo Sierra shot three people within six months; two of them died; Flint Farmer was one of them.
Sierra said he thought Farmer was pointing a gun at him on a dark street; it was actually just a cellphone.
Farmer’s family demanded a criminal probe into the shooting.
Police investigators determined, the officer made an honest, though tragic, mistake.
The City of Chicago paid Farmer’s family $4.1 million in damages.
The officer is now on desk duty.