Chicago Police Board clears officer in fatal 2012 shooting
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.