By Jason Meisner Chicago Tribune
CHICAGO — The question put to Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on the witness stand Thursday was blunt.
Are police officers sometimes justified in shooting a fleeing suspect in the back?
"Yes," Johnson replied calmly in a Cook County courtroom. Then the 29-year police veteran pointed at a scar near the top of his head, saying he had a constant reminder "right here" of a suspect who had turned and fired at him years ago during a foot...
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