Agencies: Chicago Police Department Illinois
Last updated: almost 2 years ago
On the Fourth of July 2014, Chicago police shot and killed a 14-year-old child, Pedro Rios Jr. Although the Cook County medical examiner's autopsy revealed that Rios's death was caused by homicide, his official death record, certified by the same agency, reads "suicide" as the manner of death.
That--and many more disturbing details of Chicago police and the Independent Police Review Authority's (IPRA) practices around officer-involved killings--is what Sarah Macaraeg found in part one of her four-part investigation for Truthout.