2 Chicago Police Officers Fired For Shooting At Stolen Car
CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago police officers who shot at a stolen car in 2016 during a chase that ended with the fatal shooting of the unarmed driver have been fired. The Chicago Police Board found in an 8-0 decision that Officers Michael Coughlin Jr. and Jose Torres violated Chicago Police Department rules for shooting at the car driven by 18-year-old Paul O’Neal. The officers can appeal their firings in Cook County Circuit Court. The Independent Police Review Authority, which no longer exists, determined in 2017 the officers risked the lives of fellow officers and bystanders by firing on the stolen Jaguar. After O’Neal ditched the car, he fled through back yards and was shot to death by another officer.