Feb 17, 2016
Fault Lines Links – Grand Juror Requests Re-Opening Of Caroline Small Police Shooting Case
Feb. 17, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Good morning folks – here are your links:
- A Georgia grand juror has formally requested the reopening of the 2010 police shooting of Caroline Small, claiming Brunswick District Attorney Jackie Johnson mishandled the case. Small was killed after officers shot through her windshield following a car crash. Officers involved claim they feared for their lives.
- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his support for a measure that would force the city to release police shooting videos within 60 days of the incident.
- Two workers at Chicago’s 911 call center were suspended for failing to send help after Quintonio LeGrier placed calls for assistance. A car was only dispatched after his third call. Officer Robert Rialmo shot and killed LeGrier in January claiming the teen came at him with a baseball bat. Rialmo also shot and killed bystander Bettie Jones.
- A coalition of clergymen, elected officials and activists filed a court petition on Tuesday requesting the removal of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez from the Laquan McDonald police shooting investigation and the appointment of a special prosecutor.