Jury Convicts Chicago Cop Accused Of Excessive Force. Fired 16 Shots At Teens In Car
Not sure what it is about the Chicago Police and the number 16, but once again a cop in the Windy City was facing charges of excessive force after firing his gun 16 times into a car filled with teens, wounding two.
Marco Proano, CPD officer accused, claimed he was just doing his job when he fired 16 shots into a stolen car filled with teens on December 22, 2013. But a federal jury decided Monday that the shooting - captured on a police dashboard camera video - wasn't the action of a cop but a criminal.
The jury deliberated about four hours before convicting Proano of two felony counts of using excessive force in violating the victims' civil rights. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison on each count but likely will get far less because he has no prior criminal history.