Jury Rules In Favor Of Chicago Police In Porch Shooting Case

A state court jury returned a quick verdict in favor of Chicago police officers who shot and killed 39-year old Joseph Zagar on May 3, 2004. The officers shot Zagar after he refused to put down what the police thought was a gun but turned out to be a large battery pack. The case was defended by Thomas Samson of the City of Chicago Corporation Counsel's Office. Judge Elrod presided over the trial. More to follow.