Newly released videos show fatal police shooting of unarmed black teen in Chicago

Police "treat us like savages," said spokesman for family of Paul O'Neal, who was killed by CPD officers last week


Brendan Gauthier
August 5, 2016 10:55PM (UTC)

The Independent Police Review Authority on Friday released dashboard and body cam video of Chicago police officers fatally shooting unarmed 18-year-old Paul O'Neal.

The O'Neal family — as well as a small group of activists and representatives — saw the footage at IPRA headquarters before it was released to the public at 11 a.m.

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"This is amazing to me, how these officers come in our neighborhoods and treat us like savages," O'Neal family spokesperson, Ja'Mal Green, told a local ABC affiliate. "The way Paul was treated was ridiculous."

O'Neal, a black man, was shot in the back last Thursday by officers in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood. Police were responding to reports of a vehicle stolen from the Chicago suburb, Bolingbrook, according to ABC7.

Three officers have subsequently been stripped of their police powers. The O'Neal family filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the department on Monday.

In the video footage, police fire several shots at a convertible Jaguar, which then slams head-on into a police car. The driver, O'Neal, exits the vehicle and flees into a backyard, where he's fatally shot.

(Warning: The footage is, at times, graphic.)

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Officers on scene can be heard saying, "[Don't] fucking shoot at us" as they order O'Neal's hands behind his back.


Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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