Video contradicts Chicago officers accounts of 2014 shooting
CHICAGO (AP) - Court records show that two Chicago police officers have changed their accounts of a 2014 fatal shooting after viewing a police surveillance video that showed they weren't as close to the shooting as they had said.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the altered accounts from Officer Saharat Sampim and Sgt. Nicola Zodo have raised doubts about the official narrative of the shooting that resulted in the death of 19-year-old Roshad McIntosh. Police have said McIntosh pointed a gun at an officer before he was shot.
The questions come after Chicago's police oversight agency re-opened the investigation of the shooting in the summer.
The surveillance video indicates both Sampim and Zodo were in different positions than they had reported. The events that led to the shooting weren't captured.
Neither Zodo nor Sampim could be reached by the newspaper for comment.