Local News

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.

VIEW & ADD COMMENTS

4 Comments to “No charges against officer in fatal shooting”

    Larry said:
    November 6, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    How many mistakes can a person make. Chicago police is a gustopo. They make a bad situation worst.

    Jim said:
    November 6, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    This is why we should not allow our 2nd amendment rights to be taken away. An armed, responsible and informed population is a threat to those who govern through tyranny and fear. When the people are scared of government it is a sure indication of dictatorship. When a government fears the people it works for then there is liberty.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Advertisement

Advertisement