FBI investigating another Chicago police-involved shooting
CHICAGO – The FBI is reviewing another deadly, Chicago police-involved shooting.
Two officers killed Esau Castellanos on the Northwest Side in March 2013. At the time, the police account was: Castellanos was in his car, going 80 miles per hour, hit parked cars, then crashed. Castellanos opened fire when officers approached. Officers dropped to the ground and shot at him 19 times.
But investigators never found a gun on Castellanos, and one of the officers who claimed he was shot, was not.
Two years later both officers changed their stories to state a second man might have been in the car with Castellanos.
The Independent Police Review Authority referred the case to the feds weeks after it happened.