A $12.5 million verdict against the city has been reversed because the jury was told the city admitted responsibility in the police shooting of Michael Pleasance.
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Officer Weems recants, and it’s news to the Tribune five months later.
The Sun-Times spots the Alvin Weems shooting video “on the Internet.”
The Weems shooting on ABC7; the Trib “discovers” Lane Tech hurdlers practicing in the hallways.
John Conroy, author of this week’s cover story about the videotaped killing of Michael Pleasance by police officer Alvin Weems, narrates the footage on our site and appears on WGN news to discuss it tonight.
Officer Alvin Weems shot an unarmed man point-blank in view of CTA security cameras. Investigators recommended that he be fired. Phil Cline promoted him.