police shootings

Mayor.cityofchicago.org

A Chicago City Council committee is recommending the city pay more than $6.4 million to families of two men who died in police custody.

During a finance committee hearing on Monday, aldermen angrily denounced the officers who ignored the pleas of the parents of Philip Coleman to take him to a hospital for psychiatric treatment before the incident in which he was pulled from his jail cell and shot repeatedly with a stun gun.

Coleman later died after being given an anti-psychiatric drug.

Chicago police fatally shot a 19-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman when responding to a domestic disturbance call early Saturday.

Family members of 19-year-old victim Quintonio LeGrier told The Chicago Tribune that he was acting "agitated" and holding a baseball bat. "His father became worried and called the police," the Tribune reports.

city of Rockford

Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey has commented on concerns about the city's police force through a news release.  Dozens of people marched in protest this week over recent officer-involved shootings.  Morrissey says the city supports the free expression of community concerns.