In a bizarre twist of historic references to the “White Cop Shoots Unarmed Black man” headline that is all too familiar in the United States, a viral video has surfaced to show that race isn’t always the motive of overzealous police officers.
According to AP, the video was recorded in a train station in downtown Chicago this past Friday afternoon. Two Black officers, one male and one female, attempted to detain the man, who was being cited for walking in between train cars. When he couldn’t be subdued with pepper spray, then lethal force was used, shooting the suspect twice. See the video below.
Both officers are currently on administrative duty as an investigation is underway.