Police Video Of Maurice Granton Shooting Released

Steve Miller
July 25, 2018 - 4:17 pm
Maurice Granton



CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The family of Maurice Granton, the 24-year-old man shot and killed by Chicago Police on June 6, has seen newly-released police video of the incident.  And their attorney said it shows Granton did not have a gun when he was shot.

One officer can be heard shouting: "Stay down!  Stay down!"

Recorded on his body cam, the officer tells Maurice Granton to stay down -- after he's been shot trying to climb a fence.

The part of the video which shows Granton fall from being shot?  That has no audio.

Granton's family saw the police videos of the chase and shooting, released Wednesday afternoon by COPA, or the Civilian Office of Police Accountability.

The family's attorney Antonio Romanucci said he, too, saw the video of the officer shooting Granton.

"And we know that at the time he shot Maurice, Maurice was not holding a gun in his hand.  That is unequivocal."

Right after the shooting, Chicago Police had released a video they said showed Granton with a gun that day.

And police said a gun was recovered at the scene.

But Romanucci questioned: Whose was it?  Was it tested forensically?  He said it looks like it was found 20 to 25 feet away from where Granton's body was found.

The videos can be found on the COPA website.