FBI Steps in After Chicago Police Clear One of Their Own in Shooting of Unarmed Man

By Allan Lengel

CHICAGO — The FBI has decided to step in after the Chicago police department cleared a cop who fatally shot an unarmed suspect seven times, NBC Chicago reported.

Officer Gildardo Sierra fired at Flint Farmer in June and then fired some more after Farmer was already shot and lying on his stomach, the station reported. Those extra shots hit him in the back, the station reported.

The station reported that the cop fired 16 times in all, hitting Farmer seven times.

The department ruled the shooting justified homicide, the station reported. Sierra has said he feared for his life and thought Farmer had a gun.




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