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Petition Formed to Terminate Chicago Police Officer For Shooting and Killing 15-Year-Old Boy

Panzy Edwards is the mother of 15-year-old Dakota Bright who was shot and killed by Chicago Police Officers who alleged the teen had a gun.Panzy Edwards (left) and Dakota Bright (right)

On November 8, 2012, 15-year-old Dakota Bright was shot in the head by a Chicago Police Officer. Officers alleged the teen pointed a gun at them. The officers later revealed the teen fled from them as they approached him and he was shot and killed during the pursuit. A weapon was recovered at the scene, police said.

Officials at the morgue said that the cause of death for the teen was a gunshot wound to the head, and they could not provide further details. The Chicago Police Department is already under the microscope following the unwarranted killing of 29-year-old Flint Farmer who was shot three times in the back by an officer who alleged the man was holding a gun.

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