and 16 accounts of aggravated battery for each shot he shot into the 17 year old. About 13 of which were fired into an already dead youth. I have watched this case closely as I am about 45 minutes from Chicago. There is no way this could be called Justified in any way shape or form. It just doesn’t add up. There was no way it was necessary to shoot him 16 times. It just wasn’t necessary. I wish it never happened. It is something that for years has torn the City of Chicago apart.
The 2nd degree murder charge carries a 4 to 50 year sentence and the 16 counts of Aggravated Battery carry a sentence of 6 to 40 years. This highlights a larger issue in the city of Chicago. Officers are trained to take these measures. there has to be a better way of training them to deal with a subject like this.
I don’t want to see the police have a harder time doing their jobs. But I also don’t want to see people get killed either. PCP which LaQuan was high on at the time…is a messed up drug. He was not responsible for his actions at that time. I just wish there was a better outcome all around. Lives have been taken, lives have been ruined. Careers ended. We have to want better for our citizens and we have to expect better from our police officers.
I very seldom side against the cops on these things, but in this case when you look at the videos from dash camera…there really is no way around it. He didn’t need to shoot him and kill him.