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Chicago Cop Cleared in Shooting of Unarmed Man, His Third Shooting in Six Months, City Already Settled With Family for $4 Million


Gilardo Sierra



” Earlier this year, the city of Chicago settled with the family of Flint Farmer, who was shot by Officer Gildardo Sierra in June 2011, for $4.1 million but made no admission of guilt. Sierra fired 16 rounds, hitting the unarmed Farmer seven times. It was Sierra’s third shooting, and second fatal shooting, in six months. The officer admitted to having been drinking before coming into work. A dashboard cam caught video of a part of the shooting, which appeared to show Sierra shooting Farmer in the back as Farmer lay on the ground. At the time the city’s police superintendent, Garry McCarthy, said the shooting was a “big problem” and that the department shouldn’t have sent Sierra back on the streets after the first two shootings.

Nevertheless, prosecutors cleared Sierra in the Farmer shooting, accepting the officer’s claim that he feared for his life and insisting the situation was more complicated than the video suggested. Via theChicago Tribune:

The prosecutors said although the videotape of the shooting was damning, showing muzzle flashes and suggesting Sierra stood over Farmer as he shot him in the back, the continued investigation yielded forensic and other evidence that led the prosecutors to conclude that the incident was more complex.”


19 Arrested At Mall, ‘Not Related’ To Boy Band Concert



” Nineteen teenagers have been arrested following a disturbance that shut down a Chicago shopping mall and left two people with minor injuries.


Chicago Police Officer Laura Kubiak says the teens arrested Saturday were both male and female and ranged in age from 13 to 18.


Most are charged with misdemeanor mob action. A 16-year-old was charged with battery of a mall security guard who was trying to evacuate the mall.”



Crime Reports


” Welcome to EveryBlock’s Chicago crime section, formerly known as chicagocrime.org.



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” In this section of EveryBlock, you can find out about criminal activity near you, from robberies to homicides to prostitution.

The information comes from the Chicago Police Department and includes where and when each crime occurred, the case number, which primary and secondary “type” each crime falls under (see below) and the type of place where the crime occurred (in the street, at a residence, at a bar or tavern, etc.).

The information reflects incidents where the police responded and completed case reports. Note that a case report is not necessarily issued each time the police respond to a call. Also note that, though many case reports are the result of calls to 911, this data is not a list of 911 calls.


The information comes from CLEARMap, the crime mapping Web site of the Chicago Police Department. The data is updated each day, but the reports are about a week old. We at EveryBlock publish new reports daily.

Does every crime appear? And what are crime types?

The police’s database doesn’t include every crime. The police exclude crimes that are under investigation or reports that might compromise an investigation. Note also that though many case reports are the result of calls to 911, the police’s data is not a list of 911 calls. ”




HT/Michael Yon