Chicago police officer charged in downtown subway shooting

Posted at 1:04 PM, Aug 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-08 20:55:08-04

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer who shot an unarmed man in the back as he ran up a subway escalator has been charged with felony counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and official misconduct. The Cook County State's Attorney's office announced in a news release that Melvina Bogard turned herself in to authorities Thursday morning and was later ordered released from on her own recognizance. Cellphone and other cameras captured the February 2020 shooting of Ariel Roman after he allegedly violated a city ordinance by walking from one train car to another. Roman survived and has filed a federal lawsuit.