- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 23, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - Attorneys for a Chicago police officer who fatally shot a man have withdrawn their request to have the man’s mother sanctioned for allegedly making threats against the officer and his children.

The Chicago Tribune reports (https://trib.in/1U5AaF3) the top attorney for the city intervened and the motion was abruptly withdrawn. The city’s Law Department issued a statement saying “the matter has been resolved to both parties’ satisfaction.”

Officer George Hernandez shot 25-year-old Ronald Johnson III in the back as he fled police in 2014. Cook County’s top prosecutor said she won’t file charges against the officer.

In the withdrawn motion, Hernandez’s attorneys said Johnson’s mother photographed Hernandez and posted the photo on social media with the word “murderer.” She was said to have made comments about Hernandez’s children during a protest.

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Information from: Chicago Tribune, https://www.chicagotribune.com


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