Chicago cop killer released from prison; McCarthy furious

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CHICAGO — A convicted cop killer is now a free man, and Chicago’s top cop is furious about it.

In 1973 Joseph Bigsby was a teenager. He had just robbed two people, and he was being chased by the police.

Bigsby turned and shot officer Edward Barron to death. He was convicted of murder, attempted murder and armed robbery and sentenced to 200 years in prison.

But on Thursday the Illinois Prisoner Review Board let Bigsby out after serving just 40 percent of his sentence.

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said, “(This) decision is an affront to the entire law enforcement community, but especially to the dedicated men and women of the Chicago Police Department who risk their lives and personal well-being daily as they strive to better our city and ensure the safety of our communities.”

The original robbery that started it all netted Joseph Bigsby just $4.10.

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