Protests erupt after man fatally shot by Chicago police

Protests erupt after man fatally shot by Chicago police

A violent clash broke out late Saturday in Chicago's predominately black South Side neighborhood after police shot and killed a man whom they suspected was carrying a firearm.

Police plan to release footage from officers' body-worn cameras later Sunday.

At least four people were arrested and several officers were injured, police said.

Following the shooting, which took place around 5:30 p.m.

During the protest that followed the shooting, officers pulled people to the ground and struck them with batons. "We have cops out there, community affairs officers, trying to give them as much information as we can".

"Last night was a very hard situation for everyone involved".

He said Augustus' family were in favour of releasing the video for the same reason. He was, and was shot in the back killing him. Protesters shouted insults at the police and threw some bottles at them. He says some squad cars were damaged.

The video shows several officers surrounding Augustus and asking him questions.

Protests erupt after man fatally shot by Chicago police

The officer that is responsible for the death of Augustus has been on the force for less than two years and he is still in his probational period.

In the police bodycam vision, Augustus can be seen flailing away from police before his shirt is raised. He spins and darts between the SUV and the police cruiser as he reaches toward his waist.

The man police shot and killed in the United States over the weekend appeared to reach for a gun in his waistband in body camera footage released by authorities yesterday. It's not clear if he was going for the weapon. She told the paper that she saw the confrontation and said the officer told Augustus not to sell loose cigarettes. Guglielmi says he was in his 30s, wasn't a known gang member and didn't have a recent arrest history.

Guglielmi said the crowd was incited by false reports, including that the man was unarmed or had a concealed carry permit.

"When they approached him, he tried to push their hands away", Waller told the news organization. In a statement, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) said it is committed to a "thorough, objective and unbiased investigation and requests the public's patience and cooperation".

At one point during the incident, an officer shot the unidentified man, who was later taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead.

The protest came amid long-simmering tensions over frequent instances of police shootings and brutality against African-American residents in both Chicago and across the country.

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