CBS: Families Demand Answers After Two Shot Dead by Chicago Police

Chicago police admit one of their officers mistakenly shot and killed 55-year-old Bettie Jones while responding to a domestic disturbance involving 19-year-old neighbor Quintonio LeGrier

RUSH TRANSCRIPT:

GLOR: “Tensions high again in Chicago after another deadly police shooting. A confrontation inside an apartment building early Saturday morning left two people dead. Anna Werner is in Chicago where there is angry reaction to the latest in a string killings. Anna, good morning.”
WERNER: “Good morning, Jeff. Chicago police admit one of their officers mistakenly shot and killed 55-year-old Bettie Jones while responding to a domestic disturbance involving a 19-year-old neighbor with a baseball bat.”
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UNKNOWN FEMALE: “I used to watch the news daily and I would grieve for other mothers, other family members, and now, today, I’m grieving myself. When do it come to an end.”
WERNER (voice-over): “Janet Cooksy says her 19-year-old son was honors student studying in engineering and recently dealing with mental health issues. Family called police to the home early Saturday because the teen was threatening his father with a baseball bat. Detectives described LeGrier as combative. 55-year-old Bettie Jones, a mother of five, lived in the same building. She was reportedly waiting for police to respond, then was shot along with LeGrier. Police admitted she was, quote, accidentally struck and tragically killed but relatively Jamaal Cole said Sunday —“
COLE: “Right now the compassion toward suffering of families experiencing injustice throughout our city.”
WERNER (voice-over): “The frustration felt by this community comes amid protests over a string of deadly police shootings. Video released recently showed the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, shot by officer Jason Van Dyke 16 times in October of 2014. The officer faces criminal charges. On Sunday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel called for a review how police are trained to respond to mental health issues in a crisis. But family, friends, and local religious leaders holding a vigil outside of home of Jones and LeGrier, are asking for intervention from the White House.”
UNKNOWN MALE: “We hoping to hear from the president. President Obama, we are under siege.”
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WERNER: “Now that shooting was one of two separate police-involved shootings on Saturday. The review board is investigating both, while the justice department continues to investigate whether Chicago police used deadly force appropriately.”

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