Craig Futterman Appears on CBS Chicago to Discuss Chicago Police Shooting at Teen

CPD officer responding to ShotSpotter opened fire on teen setting off fireworks, video shows

Newly released body camera video on Tuesday revealed the chaotic moments caught on body camera video in Auburn Gresham, as a Chicago police officer opened fire on a teenager setting off fireworks in an alley, because he thought he and other officers were being shot at.

In this case, no injuries were reported.


University of Chicago Law School professor Craig Futterman said the case highlights how critical data is to policing, and getting it right the first time.

"Our children's lives are at stake, a child could've lost his life here," he said. "If you send an officer into a residential neighborhood with bad information, thinking you have an active shooter, that's a recipe for disaster."


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