Off-duty Chicago cop shot 28 times by officers faces sentencing

Chicago police officers shot Howard Morgan during an alleged traffic stop in 2005


By Mary Mitchell
Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — At a time when the shooting in Florida of Trayvon Martin is drawing supporters from across the country, Chicago has its own shooting scandal.

Like the Trayvon case, nothing about the 2005 shooting of Howard Morgan makes sense. Chicago police officers shot Morgan 28 times during an alleged traffic stop. However, it was Morgan who was charged with attempted murder, among other offenses.

But unlike the Trayvon case, Morgan's wife and supporters have had a difficult time getting the media to pay attention to the case even though it involved a volatile mixture of cops and race.

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