The Chicago Police Department has been making courtesy calls to influential South Side pastors this week in anticipation of a release this week by CPD of a police-involved shooting video stemming from an armed robbery incident from several years ago, Aldertrack has learned from pastors who received the calls.
The video shows a female armed robbery suspect pursued by police in a car, shot at while in pursuit, pulled out of the car, and, in a melee with the police, then tasered, a source familiar with the video told Aldertrack yesterday. The victim has since pled guilty and is currently serving time in prison, the source said.
One South Side pastor, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, called the courtesy call “unusual” and that the department anticipates public outcry, possibly because of the way officers allegedly confronted the woman. Sources could not confirm the woman’s name or race or when the incident occurred.
That information was not provided in the calls, multiple sources said. Contacted for comment late yesterday afternoon, the Police Department’s News Affairs Office would not confirm the video release.