why nobody trusts the cops or the prosecutors.
Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez's decision not to charge a Chicago police officer who fatally shot Ronald Johnson III was made after virtually no independent investigation by her office and despite a police dashboard-camera video that shows Johnson being shot in the back while running from police, the lawyer for Johnson's family said Monday.
But Oppenheimer said several officers he took depositions from said
they were allowed to watch the dash-cam video back at the Area Central
police headquarters before any official reports were written. After
viewing the video and seeing that Johnson had never turned, detectives
filed a case report that day stating that Hernandez feared that "at any
moment" Hernandez "could fire shots" at him or other officers on the
scene, according to a copy of the report supplied by Oppenheimer on
Oppenheimer said the report was written in legal language
that was clearly tailored to match what was in the video. "This is a
cover-up from the beginning," he said.
Yes, I know, various possibilities. Problem is, between some of the WTH? in this, and the other mess that recently blew up... well, would YOU trust them?