2 Chicago police officers resign after off-duty traffic dispute, gunfire

CHICAGO — Two Chicago police officers have resigned several years after an off-duty incident that led to one of them firing shots at the truck of another officer from a suburban department.

The Chicago Tribune reports Friday John Gorman and Timothy Neylon resigned earlier this month. They faced firing by the Chicago Police Board after department-related charges were filed against them in February.

Gorman and Neylon were driving on the city’s south side in November 2014 when an off-duty Merrionette Park officer spotted him driving recklessly. After a pursuit that included a failed attempt to stop Gorman, he fired shots at the suburban officer’s truck. Nobody was shot.

Gorman was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm but acquitted in 2016. The judge said then Gorman appeared to have “felt threatened.”