Body cam footage released in fatal Chicago police shooting

posted by Joe Soto - 

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability on Thursday released body camera and surveillance footage of the fatal July 14 police shooting of an armed man in South Shore. Harith Augustus was shot dead about 5:30 p.m. July 14 in the 2000 block of East 71st Street when officers stopped him because he appeared to be armed, according to authorities. Police said he broke free from officers and appeared to be reaching for a gun when one officer opened fire. In an unprecedented move, police released edited body camera footage the following day. The footage revealed a gun on Augustus' waistband. He had a valid license to own a gun, but not to carry one in public. The footage had no audio.

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