COPA releases video of police shooting unarmed minor




CHICAGO — The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released video surrounding a police shooting of an unarmed 13-year-old.

COPA said two Chicago Police Department officers — Sergeants Christopher Liakopoulos and Ruben Reynoso — lied to investigators and said they were shot at first by a 13-year-old with a rifle.

After video camera and CPD body camera footage proved Liakopoulos and Reynoso were lying, the two officers were fired and charged with three felonies: aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm and official misconduct.

The three charges represent a punishment of up to 30 years in prison.

“The victim who was shot and injured was not in possession of a weapon,” said Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. “Nor did he fire a weapon at these two officers.”

Liakopoulos and Reynoso were released on $25,000 bond Friday as they await trial.

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