CPD panel votes to fire former officer Patrick Kelly, who shot friend, then lied about it.
CHICAGO (WLS) — The Chicago Police Department’s disciplinary board has voted to fire a CPD officer who shot a close friend and then lied about it for years.
Former officer Patrick Kelly denied shooting his friend Michael LaPorta, in an incident that happened in his home in 2010 after a night of drinking. He told investigators at the time and for years after that LaPorta shot himself in a suicide attempt.
The shooting left LaPorta unable to walk, read or live independently; his parents have been his 24-hour caretakers since.