Alberto Cova, Chicago Police Officer Shot and killed Michael Craig, a black man who called 911 last month for complaints of domestic violence, has a history of drinking alcohol and has been disciplined for his past work activities, records show.
According to the document obtained by NS The deadly shooting of The Daily Beast, Craig, was just a recent incident in Cobalbias.
In 2018, former police officer Eddie Johnson said on the board of directors about the ability of police officers to perform their duties after Cobalbias was arrested in March 2016 for allegedly “looked drunk” domestic violence. I was charged with.
Police officers were also accused of intimidating fellow police officers and tampering with police car documents. During his arrest, Cobalbias refused to undergo a drinking test and was later charged with assault for threatening another police officer.
At the time, Johnson testified that Cobalbias admitted that he was “extremely stressed in connection with his work as a police officer and did not drink before joining the police.” He also claimed that Cobalbias was “affected by the poverty, despair, and violence he encounters on a daily basis.”
Johnson wanted to dismiss Cobalbias, but instead was suspended, despite being convicted of all charges against him. His suspension lasted only three months, and he returned shortly after seeking treatment for his drinking problem, which was granted an obligation by a psychologist.
Today, Craig’s family is wondering if Cobalbias is really suitable for returning to work after the tragic events that took place early in the morning of October 4, when police officers arrived at Craig’s house.
“”[The officer] Somehow I was convinced of this [police] Family lawyer Michael Oppenheimer said at a press conference. “The director said he was not obliged, dangerous to the community, unobliged and unable to handle weapons.”
Craig called 911 for police because he said his wife had a knife in his throat while he was lying in bed. Craig’s little son rushed to his neighbor to inform him, but they also called the police. When the cops arrived, they met a little boy outside when he explained to them what was happening. Body camera footage showed Cobalbias walking up the stairs towards Craig’s apartment. There he and his wife insisted.
ABC 7 Chicago reported that as soon as police arrived at the scene, they pulled out both taser guns and firearms, fired both weapons as they entered the bedroom, and attacked Craig. When the man tried to get up, Cobalbias fired at Craig again. Craig’s eldest son, Patrick Jenkins, told reporters, “My father died lying there like a dog.”
No officer has been prosecuted as the investigation into the case is still underway.
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