By: Kyle James | 07-16-2018 | News
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Chicago - Police Release Body Camera Footage Of Armed Suspect

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Chicago police have hurridly released body camera footage that shows the fatal police shooting Saturday night was justified. The body camera video shows the suspect is armed with a handgun in his waist and two extra clips. As the man resists arrest he breaks free and runs right into another police car.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Body cam footage of incident in Chicago that sparked a riot. <br><br>I 👀 gun in waistband.<br><br>I 👀 suspect reach for waist area. <br><br>I 👀 probable cause to shoot to protect Officers &amp; civilians. <br><br>I 👀 no wrong on Officers part.<br><br>I 👀 no protests an Officer in Massachusetts got murdered! <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; 🔴#LivePD (@LivePdFans) <a href="">July 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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At this point of the video, the suspect clearly reaches for his gun to shoot officers and the people of Chicago should be thankful that men and women put their lives at risk to stop criminals such as this one. The man is then shot several times by a police officer and is pronounced dead shortly after. Police identified the man as Harith Augustus, 37, and his death sparked angry riots at the crime scene.

With social media, word spreads quickly and riots are taking place in real time now when a fatal police shooting happens and the perpetrator is black. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Augustus wasn't a known gang member and had no recent arrest history. Rioters assaulted police, threw rocks and glass bottles with urine in them. They also vandalized two squad cars belonging to the Chicago PD.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tense situation after Chicago Police shoot and kill a man in South Shore. Police say there was a confrontation and he was armed <a href=""></a> <a href="">@dsplacko</a> on the scene <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; FOX 32 News (@fox32news) <a href="">July 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Augustus "appeared to be reaching for a weapon" when he was shot. Police have sent the handgun and two magazines for testing and had to quickly sequester the officer who shot Augustus from the scene as hundreds began to gather around them. Four rioters were arrested and charged. Johnson said he ordered the video released to address any misinformation about the shooting. "If we expect neighborhoods to cooperate with police, we need to do our part to remain transparent," he said.

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Anonymous No. 31401 2018-07-16 : 09:40

Yep! Obama never figured those Body cams would work against BLM and other THUGS that Liberal protect one way or other.

Tab No. 31419 2018-07-16 : 13:38

and cops fought tooth & nail against body cams…. regardless, Chicago PD is falling all over themselves to justify a justified shooting. what a disgrace… a question for the liberals: "would you want this armed nigga in your neighborhood?

tab No. 31420 2018-07-16 : 13:41

a while back a pos neighbor called the cops on me because i was walking at night IN MY OWN NEIGHBORHOOD. well, the cops swoop down on me and they ask, "do you have any weapons" to which i replied "YES" as i simultaneously, SLOWLY put my hands on my head. they then disarmed me and after investigation gave me my gun back. had i been a supid nigga, like this pos, i'd have suffered the same fate.

Biff whitebread No. 31541 2018-07-17 : 19:32

Were any humans involved?

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