CHICAGO – A Chicago police officer who was videotaped firing shots that injured the two black teenagers inside a car has been indicted on federal civil rights charges.
In a statement, U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon says that 41-year-old Marco Proano faces two counts of deprivation of rights after he allegedly used unreasonable force while on duty on December 22, 2013.
The release doesn't detail the allegations but police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said that the indictment stems from an incident captured on video and released last year by a retired judge who had handled a criminal trial involving one of the teenagers.
The video shows the officer firing his handgun into a car occupied by the two teenagers, who posed no apparent theat. The car had been pulled over for speeding.