Jury deciding whether Chicago police shooting of black teen was justified

By Tracy Rucinski CHICAGO (Reuters) – A civil trial jury was deliberating on Tuesday whether a Chicago police officer should be held responsible for the alleged use of unjustified force in the 2011 fatal shooting of an 18-year-old black man. Plaintiff Wanda Edwards is seeking unspecified damages for the death of her son, Parise Mercer, in a trial that began last week against a backdrop of rising scrutiny over police conduct toward African Americans. Officer Noel Morgan, the defendant, who also is black, was trying to arrest Mercer after a July shooting outside a restaurant. …read more

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