CHICAGO, IL _ Chicago’s interim police superintendent says a review of the department’s crisis intervention training will begin early this week, after officers fatally shot two people while responding to a domestic disturbance.
John Escalante says his team will meet with the city’s Independent Police Review Authority to evaluate current training and make necessary changes.
Nineteen-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and a neighbor, 55-year-old Bettie Jones, were killed early Saturday after LeGrier’s father called police about his son.
The department said in a statement that officers “were confronted by a combative subject resulting in the discharging of the officer’s weapon.” They said Jones was hit accidentally by the gunfire.
The shooting occurred just weeks after the Department of Justice opened a civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department.
Both LeGrier and Jones were black.