Suspect pleads not guilty to Chicago police officer's death - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy
13.5°C

Suspect pleads not guilty to Chicago police officer's death

March 12, 2018 - 10:45 AM

CHICAGO - The suspect in the downtown Chicago shooting death of a local police commander has pleaded not guilty to a 56-count indictment.

Shomari Legghette wore an orange jail jumpsuit and hand shackles Monday when he appeared before a Cook County judge. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson attended the hearing with other uniformed officers.

A grand jury indicted the 44-year-old Legghette on first-degree murder and other charges Friday in the Feb. 13 killing of Commander Paul Bauer.

Judge Erica Reddick granted a request from prosecutors prohibiting the release of audio, video, reports or other potential evidence. Legghette's attorneys objected.

Prosecutors say Bauer was downtown when he started chasing a man who fled officers attempting to question him. They say Legghette pulled out a gun during a brief struggle and shot Bauer several times.

News from © The Associated Press, 2018
The Associated Press

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile