Outrage after Chicago police fatally shoot man

Protests, clashes after Chicago man is killed by police

Chicago police: Man killed by police appeared to be armed

The medical examiner's office on Sunday identified the man who was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer Saturday night, sparking protests and outrage in South Shore.

Protesters, angry about the killing, took to the streets on Saturday in a city that has struggled with police shootings, especially against black men and other minorities.

Some threw rocks and bottles at police while one protester could be seen stomping on the hood of a police auto. Johnson said he made a decision to release the video on Sunday because "the community needs answers and they need them now". The Washington Post tallies some 548 people who have been shot and killed by police in the USA so far this year - around 20 more than this time last year.

"The police department gets no joy in these type of incidents", Waller said.

A 2017 Justice Department review found Chicago officers used force almost 10 times more in incidents involving black suspects than against white suspects.

Chief Waller told reporters that the crowd became combative, throwing bottles and jumping on top of a squad auto. Four people were arrested.

Did the officers who confronted Augustus even have a clue that he was known in the community as a barber, not a troublemaker? "The video speaks for itself", said Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who said he consulted with Augustus' family before releasing the footage. He spins and darts between the SUV and the police cruiser as he reaches towards his waist.

No officers were hurt, and a weapon was recovered at the scene along with several magazines of ammunition, according to the police.

Chicago has also spent about $709 million on settlements for police misconduct cases, according to a recent report from the Action Center on Race & the Economy. It's not clear if he was going for the weapon.

An autopsy shows a black man killed by a Chicago police officer died of multiple gunshot wounds.

"Productive citizen, he's not a thug, he's not a gang member, it's shocking", activist William Calloway said.

The the protests happened near 71st Street and Clyde shortly after Harith Augustus, 37, was shot. On Saturday, patrol chief Fred Waller said officers patrolling on foot tried to question Mr Augustus over a, "bulge around his waistband" that suggested he was armed.

The Civilian Officer Of Police Accountability is looking into the shooting and the officers involved will be placed on desk duty. Police said only one officer opened fire, striking the man.

Four protesters were taken into custody, but only one was going to be charged, police said. The civil rights leader called for video to be released of Saturday's shooting and referenced footage showing a white officer shooting black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times in 2014.

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