No charges for Chicago cop who gunned down Ronald Johnson as he ran away


 | Raw Story | December 7, 2015

Prosecutors have decided not to file criminal charges against a Chicago police officer who killed a black man last year.

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said video recorded by a dashboard camera shows Ronald Johnson III was wielding a gun shortly before the Oct. 12, 2014, fatal shooting, reported the Chicago Tribune.

Alvarez said Officer George Hernnadez’s actions were “reasonable and permissible” when he shot the fleeing Johnson in the back because the suspect was running toward a police vehicle and public park.

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