CPD releases dashcam video of fatal crash from July

FOX 32 NEWS - Dramatic dashcam video was released Tuesday of a fatal crash involving Chicago Police.

The crash happened this past July.

Four men were accused of robbing a fast food restaurant employee who was carrying cash to a bank in Tinley Park, according to police.

Illinois State Police began following the alleged robbery suspects along the Dan Ryan expressway. After several minutes, state troopers confronted the men at the 127th Street exit.

“Step out! Step out!", both troopers yelled to the suspects.

Those suspects didn't listen and then bolted, leading to a wild chase.

The suspects, at times, topped speeds of 75 miles per hour, according to audio of the trooper behind them.

"Bailing, bailing! Hang on they're still in, they're still in," the trooper yelled in the video.

As the car made another left, you could see the back door crack open and then shut again.
The vehicles squeeze in between parked cars, but the trooper stays close behind, continually calling for Chicago Police to back him up.
Then, the crash.

"Oh s---! Chicago give me fire! CPD just got into a 10-50 with them! Give me fire out here!”, the trooper exclaimed to a dispatcher.

An unmarked Chicago Police vehicle and the suspects’ car then collide, sending the two careening into a home in the West Pullman neighborhood.

"You guys alright? Yeah. Get me fire out here,” the trooper continued. “ I got 3 of these guys, I think. CPD, 3 injured, but they're alive.”

Two CPD officers crawled and stumbled out of the vehicle. One rolled on the ground, holding his head.

Four officers in all were hurt, the most serious of them had a broken leg.

Two of the suspects died, and the other two were arrested.

The two surviving suspects, Michael Cokes and Isiah Stevenson, were each charged with felony robbery.

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