FOP Statement on Maurice Granton Police Shooting
It is time for the Chicago media to stop trying allegations against police officers in the court of public opinion. The reason is that the members of the media have proven themselves time and again wholly unsuited to the task and incapable of fair judgment. On top of that, the media controls this court.
Police officers deserve investigations based upon the rules of evidence. That said, this man was illegally carrying a gun and fled from police. The gun was recovered on scene. Shots can be heard on the video.
Before reporters cater to hysteria they themselves create, why don’t they ask common sense questions, such as whether the gun recovered from the offender had been fired and whether the officer’s gun revealed that he fired three rounds, as he has reportedly stated?