Yesterday, HGTV Host/V103 Mid Day Personality, Egypt Sherrod, took to the airwaves to address the controversial case involving a off duty Chicago Police Officer, Howard Morgan, as he was shot 28 times by 4 Chicago police officers and then charged recently with attempted murder.Â Here are the detail:
A 61-year-old Chicago man, who was shot 28 times by Chicago police officers in 2005, was sentenced last week to serve 40 years in jail.
Howard Morgan, who was a Chicago police officer for over 20 years, was sentenced last week on an attempted murder charge.
Howard was off-duty as a detective for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad when he was pulled over for driving the wrong way on a one-way street on Feb. 21, 2005. Police reports say Howard opened fire while four white officers tried to arrest him, resulting in his being shot 28 times.
Howard on the other hand tells a different story. He claims he was driving in the right direction, and was unarmed when the police opened fire on him even after he identified himself as a fellow officer.
He was initially charged with counts of aggravated battery and discharging a weapon at a police officer and found not guilty in his first trial. In a re-trial, a jury found him guilty of an attempted murder charge despite having no evidence.