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See Also: No Criminal Charges For Cop Who Killed Black Teen Quintonio LeGrier And Bettie Jones 

 

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson reportedly concluded Officer Robert Rialmo was justified when he fatally shot 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier, and accidentally shot and killed 55-year-old Bettie Jones in 2015, read more: https://cbsloc.al/2uAVuAP

Report: CPD Supt. Rejects COPA Findings, Backs Officer In Double Fatal Shooting

Although the prosecutor opted not to charge Rialmo, there are multiple cases in which police departments fired cops who were cleared of criminal wrongdoing when they killed Black people.

The Cleveland Police Department, for example, fired Officer Timothy Loehmann, who gunned down 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014. His dismissal came after a grand jury declined to bring criminal charges. The department cited a false statement on Loehmann’s employment application as the reason for firing him.

In another case, the St. Anthony Police Department in Minnesota axed Officer Jeronimo Yanez after a jury acquitted him of second-degree manslaughter for the killing of Philando Castile during a traffic stop in 2016. The department concluded that the “public will be best served” if he was no longer on the police force.

Rialmo has other disciplinary issues besides the shooting. Prosecutors charged him in January with two counts of battery and one count of theft involving a bar brawl in which he punched two men in the face. Officials stripped him of his police powers, and he’s now on desk duty because of the incident.

Chicago’s police oversight agency released video of an off-duty bar fight involving police officer Robert Rialmo, who fatally shot Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones in 2015. http://cbsloc.al/2Bs6UVr 

Embattled Cop Seen Throwing Punches In Barfight Video

The city released video of an off-duty bar fight involving officer Robert Rialmo, who fatally shot Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones

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