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In a rare decision, the city's police watchdog determined that a Chicago police officer's fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy during a foot chase five years ago was "unprovoked" and "unwarranted."
That ruling, released Thursday night by the Independent Police Review Authority, comes a little over a year after the city settled with the family of Dakota Bright for nearly $1 million after he was fatally shot in the back of his head by an officer on the South Side in November 2012.
IPRA sustained complaints filed that the officer, who is not named in the ruling, used unreasonable force when he shot the teen, who was fleeing from police and was 50 feet away when he was struck. The officer had said he thought the teen was armed and turned toward him, but police didn't find a weapon on the teen.
The status of the officer involved is unclear. An IPRA spokeswoman would not release the name of the officer Thursday evening, citing a provision in the rank-and-file police contract that prohibits the city from releasing names of officers accused of wrongdoing.
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