CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago panel that investigates police shootings is recommending an officer involved in the fatal shooting of a black man during a 2011 traffic stop be fired for allegedly lying in court.
The Independent Police Review Authority found discrepancies between Officer Raoul Mosqueda's accounts of the events leading up to the shooting of Darius Pinex and a police dispatch recording. Last year, IPRA ruled that another officer was unjustified in shooting Pinex.
The ruling is the latest blow to the city in the shooting death of Pinex. Pinex's family sued but a jury ruled the shooting was justified. Later, though, a judge ordered a new trial because he said a city lawyer concealed evidence. The city subsequently settled the lawsuit for $2 million.