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Black Ex-Cop Shot 28 Times By White Officers Walks Free From Prison

A former Chicago cop who was shot 28 times in a skirmish with police a decade ago was preparing to spend the rest of his life behind bars — until the 63-year-old’s 40-year prison sentence was commuted last week. Last Wednesday, Howard ...

until the 63-year-old’s 40-year prison sentence was commuted last week.

Last Wednesday, Howard Morgan walked free after his was among 43 clemency petitions that were granted by former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on the final day of his term.

“I was never asked any questions, never given a chance to give my side of the story or tell the facts of the case, the true facts of the case,” Wrigley told ABC.

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez is reportedly angry with the governor’s decision, as is Chicago Fraternal Order of Police president Dean Angelo, who told Fox he considered it “truly a slap to the faces of those very officers who were wounded that night.”

Source: The Huffington Post (8282 Articles)
Written by Joseph Erbentraut