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FBI joins Illinois say investigation into taking pictures of Black couple

By Sarah Polus – 10/23/20 08: 53 PM EDT

FBI joins Illinois state investigation into shooting of Black couple

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The U.S. Division of Justice will abet the say of Illinois within the investigation of a police officer who shot an unarmed Black couple this week, in accordance with The Associated Press.

The Oct. 20 taking pictures resulted within the loss of life of 19-one year-broken-down Marcellis Stinnette and the wounding of his girlfriend, Tafara Williams.

The Deliver of Illinois had beforehand opened an investigation into wrongdoing by the officer in question, a 5-one year old of the suburban Chicago police power, who fired on the couple after they fled a traffic discontinue. Now, the FBI is joining the efforts after County Deliver Attorney Michael Nerheim requested that the bureau review the conditions surrounding the incident.

“I’m confident within the work being achieved by the Illinois Deliver Police and welcome the motivate of the FBI,” Nerheim said. ”As I basically bask in said before, as soon as the investigation is concluded, your total evidence will doubtless be reviewed and a closing choice will doubtless be made with recognize to any doable charges.”

Bigger than 100 folks took to the streets of Waukegan, Ill., on Thursday to yelp the fatal taking pictures. An estimated 200 to 300 folks are anticipated to back a 2nd demonstration Saturday, as demand of for the free up of the officer’s physique digicam and squad vehicle footage grow.

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