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Chicago Police Board votes to fire officer who fatally shot apparently unarmed man in 2018

Chicago Sun-Times
September 15, 2022

The Chicago Police Board on Thursday voted unanimously to fire an officer who shot and killed an apparently unarmed man during a 2018 foot chase on the South Side.

In a 7-0 vote, the board found Officer Sheldon Thrasher guilty of using deadly force without justification in the June 6, 2018, incident, when Thrasher fatally shot Maurice Granton Jr. in the back as he climbed a fence.

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