Clashes as brother of man shot by Chicago officer is charged
A predominantly white neighborhood on Chicago’s southwest side has been rocked by confrontations between protesters and police supporters for the second time since the weekend’s fatal shooting of a black man by police.
Joshua Beal, 25, of Indianapolis, was fatally shot Saturday during a confrontation over whether a funeral caravan was blocking a fire lane.
Tuesday night’s clashes followed a court hearing at which the dead man’s brother, Michael Beal, was ordered held on charges of felony aggravated battery to a police officer and attempting to disarm a police officer. His bond was set at $500,000, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Authorities said Michael Beal, 28, tackled an off-duty police officer seconds after the shooting, put him in a headlock and threatened to kill him. His attorney, Barry Spector, said his client didn’t know the man was an off-duty officer.