Black family awarded $8.5 million after their unarmed teen was killed by Chicago police


The city of Chicago will have to pay $8.5 million to a black family whose teenage son was killed by Chicago Police. According to reports, Aaron Harrison was shot and killed after running from police in 2007. The officer shot Harrison in the back and he later died from the gunshot wound.

Chicago police claimed that Harrison pointed a gun at them, but several witnesses said they saw police put a gun next to Harrison as he laid handcuffed on the ground bleeding.

Jurors who heard the wrongful death case deadlocked during the first trial. But during the second trial, they believed that Harrison was unarmed and framed by officers.

The city of Chicago will likely appeal the $8.5 million ruling.

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