Chicago Police Department Release Dashcam: Paul O’Neal’s Murder

CPD Shooting Victim-Paul O'Neal
CPD Shooting Victim-Paul O’Neal

On Friday, the Chicago Police Department has come head-to-head with another one of their worst nightmares—the video release of a Chicago Police officer misconduct leading to the murder of Paul O’Neal.
According to ABC-7 News, video showing the Chicago police shooting the killed 18-year-old shows more than 40 hours of video captured by police dashboard and body cameras was released to the public via the Independent Police Review Authority’s online case portal around 11 a.m.
The video shows an officer getting out of a police SUV patrolling Merrill and nearly being clipped by the jaguar, which careened off the SUV as both officers opened fire on the car. It drove off and the officers continued to shoot. The officers are nearly in each other’s line of fire and shooting toward an oncoming police car down the street.
Chicago Police Officer Paul O'Neal dashcam photo.
Chicago Police Officer Paul O’Neal dashcam photo.

Dashcam from the oncoming police car captured the Jaguar crashing into it head-on and causing the airbag to deploy. O’Neal ran, and officers pursued on foot him down a gangway between houses as multiple police officers converged on the scene.
One of those officers shot him in a nearby backyard, after telling him to put his hands up. There is no video of O’Neal actually being shot.
The next time O’Neal is seen on video he is face down, being handcuffed and bleeding from a bullet wound in his back.
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