Brutal Beating Death of Chicago Man Costs Cop Job, 1 Officer Suspended
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Rev. Jesse Jackson calls for firing of all 7 officers involved.
Five months after the controversial death of a Chicago man after he was arrested, one officer has been fired while another has been suspended without pay.
Five other officers who were reportedly involved in the brutal beating that resulted in Darrin Hanna's death kept their jobs. The firing of only 2 officers enraged Rev. Jesse Jackson who has been calling for the firing of these officers since the case made the news.
“They should be charged and fired,” Rev. Jackson added. “The city should be sued.”
Darrin Hanna, 45, died a week after he was arrested on charges of domestic battery in November. Before he was arrested, police used a taser on Hanna and punched him in the head repeatedly. A well publicized photo taken after the incident showed Hanna with a battered face, bloodied and hooked up to tubes in a hospital bed.
The officers claimed they needed to resort to physical action because of Hanna's resistance to arrest.
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Hanna's mother, who is devastated about her son's death, said the cops deserve harsher punishment.
“I feel that they deserve to be charged with murder, because they murdered my son,” said Hanna’s mother, Gloria Carr. “And that’s how I feel. They murdered my son.”
The family of Hanna has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against North Chicago Police.
On a tape obtained, Hanna could be heard screaming for help during the beating.
“Put me down! Put me down! Please! I’m about to die! I was down! I was down! They’re killing me!” Hanna screams on the tape.
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