Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Chicago Cop Found Guilty In Killing Of 13 Year Old Bicyclist

A Chicago cop has been found guilty of reckless homicide in the death of a 13 year old bicyclist, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.  After deliberating for nine hours a jury found Richard Bolling guilty in the death of Trenton Booker who he struck with his car as the boy rode his bicycle near 81st and Ashland in May, 2009.  He faces up to 15 years in jail.  In addition to the reckless homicide charge, the off-duty officer was found guilty of aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.  He had denied being intoxicated and that he knew he had struck the boy.  Prosecutors had claimed that police officers responding to the scene gave Bolling preferential treatment.

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