- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - The Latest on a video that appears to show a Chicago Police officer kicking a suspect and the release of the Laquan McDonald video (all times local):

2:10 p.m.

The FBI warned the Chicago Police Department hours before it released a video of a white officer shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times that gang members were plotting to ambush officers.

In an email sent Nov. 24 - the same day the video was released - the FBI told the department that a confidential informant said gang members had planned to wait outside of a West Side police station and shoot CPD employees as they walked to their cars.

The email, first reported Tuesday by the Chicago Tribune, also said that gang members had discussed shooting and killing police officers in their squad cars.

There were no reported attacks on any officers in the days after the release of the video the video sparked large demonstrations in which there were instances of skirmishes between officers and angry and protesters.


11:30 a.m.

A Chicago police officer has been placed on desk duty after a video emerged that appears to show him kicking a suspect in the head during an arrest.

The video posted online shows the suspect on the ground with an officer on top of him. A second officer then approaches and stomps on the suspect’s head.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the suspect was arrested after officers chased him and found three bags of heroin on him Monday afternoon.

Guglielmi says Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has since removed the officer’s power of arrest.

The Fraternal Order of Police says it disagrees with Johnson’s decision to strip powers before the Independent Police Review Authority has completed its investigation into the incident. IPRA is the agency that investigates police misconduct.


6:30 a.m.

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has requested an investigation after a video emerged appearing to show an officer kicking a suspect in the head during an arrest on the West Side.

Terrance Hobson tells TV station WMAQ (https://bit.ly/1tnGWhO ) he shot the video that was posted on Facebook Monday.

The video shows a suspect on the ground and an officer on top of him, trying to detain him. A second officer standing nearby appears to kick the suspect in the head.

Police said in a statement that Johnson watched the video and has asked the Independent Police Review Authority to investigate while the department gathers more information.

An IPRA spokesperson wasn’t available to comment Monday evening.

Hobson says he doesn’t know why the suspect was arrested.


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