Chicago Police Officer Charged in Downtown Subway Shooting

A Chicago police officer who shot an unarmed man in the back as he tried to escape capture by running up an escalator in a busy subway station has been charged with felony aggravated battery with a firearm and official misconduct.

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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2020, image from Chicago Transit Authority video provided by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, police officers attend to Ariel Roman, bottom right, after he was shot by Chicago police in a subway station in Chicago. Chicago Police officer Melvina Bogard, who shot Roman, an unarmed man, in the back as he tried to escape capture by running up an escalator last year has been charged with felony aggravated battery with a firearm and official misconduct, prosecutors said Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021.  (Chicago Transit Authority via AP File)
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CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer who shot an unarmed man in the back as he tried to escape capture by running up an escalator in a busy subway station has been charged with felony aggravated battery with a firearm and official misconduct, prosecutors said Thursday. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office said in a news release that Melvina Bogard, 32, turned herself in to investigators on Thursday morning and at an afternoon bond…

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