CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says the latest fatal shootings by Chicago police raise questions about why officers don't have more options besides using lethal force.
In a statement Tuesday, Rauner says the Saturday shootings of 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and 55-year-old Bettie Jones are "deeply troubling."
The Republican says, "This tragedy further underscores the need for a broad and deep federal investigation, which I continue to strongly support."
The Justice Department announced a civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department after the city last month released squad-car video of a white officer shooting a black teenager 16 times last year.
Police say LeGrier was "combative" Saturday when shot by police responding to a domestic disturbance. They acknowledge Jones was accidentally hit by gunfire.