NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Friday, August 5, 2016, 1:42 PM
Chicago authorities have released video of an unarmed teen being shot and killed by officers, including one who laments that he will receive “desk duty” for his actions.
Officers opened fire at 18-year-old Paul O’Neal last Thursday and struck him in the back as he fled in a Jaguar and then ran behind a home.
The Windy City’s Independent Police Review Authority released body camera footage of the events leading up to the shooting.
There is no footage of the shots that killed the teen, though they can be heard.
Newly released video shows Chicago officers opening fire at Paul O’Neal as he flees in a car.
A group of officers gathered around O’Neal as he lies on the ground bleeding handcuff him and one policeman in the profanity-laden clip calls him a “motherf—er.”
“He shot back right?” another is heard asking.
“It is one of the most horrific things I have seen,” Michael Oppenheimer, a lawyer for O’Neals family, told the Chicago Tribune.
Paul O’Neal, 18, was hit in the back during the chase.
He said that the family was too distraught to speak.
Another officer who fired shots as the teen was running from his car laments that he will likely be put on restricted duty for shooting.
“F—ing desk duty for 30 days now. Motherf—er,” he says.
The videos do not show the fatal shots, but officers are seen shooting at him as he runs away.
Chicago’s Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson praised the transparency of releasing the video and said, “My promise to the people of Chicago is that we will be guided by the facts and should wrongdoing be discovered; individuals will be held accountable for their actions.”
“The shooting of Mr. O’Neal has raised a lot of questions about whether departmental policies were followed.”
Chicago’s use of force policy prohibits officers from firing into vehicles when a car is the only danger.