Chicago Po­lice Board clears of­fi­cer in fa­tal 2012 shoot­ing

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - - Milwaukee Wisconsin -

CHICAGO – The Chicago Po­lice Board has ig­nored over­sight of­fi­cials’ rec­om­men­da­tion and cleared an of­fi­cer of wrong­do­ing in the shoot­ing death of a 15-year-old boy dur­ing a 2012 foot chase.

Last year, the In­de­pen­dent Po­lice Re­view Au­thor­ity found Of­fi­cer Bran­don Ter­nand at fault for shoot­ing Dakota Bright.

Au­thor­i­ties say Bright was un­armed when he was shot in the back of the head, but of­fi­cers re­cov­ered a .22-cal­iber re­volver in a front yard near where the chase be­gan.

In its 5-3 vote late Thurs­day, the board found Ter­nand was jus­ti­fied in shoot­ing Bright from about 50 feet away.

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