Chicago Cop Shot 28 Times Then Convicted Of Attempted Murder
Howard Morgan, a Chicago Police veteran, was off-duty as a detective for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad when he was stopped for driving the wrong way on a one-way street near 19th Street and Lawndale in the early morning hours of Feb. 21, 2005. When police tried to arrest him, prosecutors said, he pulled out his service Glock 9mm and started shooting. Even though Morgan supposedly injured one of the four officers, he was shot 28 times by the other three. In 2007, he was acquitted of charges of aggravated battery and discharging a weapon at a police officer. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on the attempted murder charges so by law he was able to be retried.
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