Police officer fired after shooting of Black couple in Illinois

Police officer fired after shooting of Black couple in Illinois

During a Thursday demonstration, Clyde McLemore, head of the Lake County chapter of Black Lives Matter, called for a federal investigation.

Benjamin Crump, the acclaimed civil rights attorney, is representing Tafara Williams, who was shot and seriously injured, and her boyfriend killed by police, last week in suburban IL, according to a news release.

Mayor Sam Cunningham said he knows the families of both Stinnette and Williams and admitted that he's anxious about the impact the shooting will have on Waukegan, which is located about 40 miles north of Chicago.

In accordance with this channel, Williams said from her hospital bed that she wasn't informed she was under arrest and stated she did nothing wrong.

"Don't allow them to do this to us". I'm not going to get it. He didn't deserve it, and they waited for him to die. "She put up her hands, she began crying, 'Why you have a gun?"' She began crying.

A policeman from the Waukegan Police Department has been fired after he killed an African-American teenager and injured his girlfriend, ABC News reported on Saturday, citing Waukegan Chief of Police Wayne Walles.

According to a joint report from WBEZ and the Better Government Association from 2018, investigators with Illinois State Police rarely find an officer at fault during police-involved shootings.

Authorities have said the shooting that killed Stinnette and wounded Williams occurred following what they have described as a traffic stop.

Waukegan Police Chief Wayne Walles said the officer, who is Hispanic and has five years of experience with the department, was sacked for "multiple policy and procedure violations".

On Thursday, more than 100 people began to protest in Waukegan, Illinois, after the shooting.

Both officers had been placed on administrative duty while the shooting was being investigated.

The sacked officer, whose identity hasn't been disclosed, fatally shot 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette and injured his girlfriend, 20-year-old Tafara Williams earlier this week.

Williams then allegedly tried to flee the traffic stop for a second time by moving the auto in reverse, moving towards the officer, who then opened fire "in fear for his safety", hitting both occupants.

The Waukegan Police Department said that shortly at 11:55 p.m. local time Tuesday, an officer "was investigating an occupied vehicle" with two people inside.

"We do not trust the police narrative in this case".

Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham said at a news conference Wednesday he was anxious about violent protests in the city.

The teen's grandmother, Sherrellis, said she wants the officer fired.

But Johnson said she does not believe the police version of what happened to Williams and her boyfriend.

The victim's mother, Clifftina Johnson, visited her daughter in the hospital and told reporters on Wednesday her daughter did nothing to provoke the officer, her daughter claims the officer just started to shoot at them.

The Warriors and Cowboys took a knee after their match on the weekend in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The U.S. Department of Justice - FBI was asked by the Lake County state's attorney to assist in the investigation. He urged calm while the investigation takes place and pledged transparency.

"I am confident in the work being done by the Illinois State Police and welcome the assistance of the FBI", Nerheim said in a statement.

These were the details of the news Police video of fatal shooting of motorist in IL to be released for this day. And an email was sent to Illinois State Police seeking updated information.

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