An off-obligation Chicago police sergeant who shot and wounded a younger man has been indefinitely relieved of his police powers as an investigation takes place.
The Unbiased Police Evaluate Authority beneficial the transfer to police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.
Johnson has stated that the sergeant was in his private car when he noticed a suspicious-wanting man, beginning a confrontation throughout which the officer shot the person within the arm. It occurred about 5 a.m. Sunday within the Morgan Park neighborhood.
Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi (goo-lee-EHL’-mee) says the younger man is autistic and has schizophrenia. He says the sergeant might be assigned to paid desk obligation.
The person was launched from a hospital after being handled for his wound. Police say no weapon was recovered from the person who was shot.