CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago Police Department spokesman disputed the suggestion by a community activist that police officers don't have the right to stop someone they suspect is carrying a firearm. Spokesman Tom Ahern would not discuss the fatal shooting of 37-year-old Harith Augustus beyond what Superintendent Eddie Johnson said on Sunday when he released body camera footage of Saturday's shooting.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) - A University of Illinois student has been charged with disorderly conduct after authorities say he called police to report a man with a gun, then pointed a pellet gun at responding officers before they shot him. The News-Gazette reports 23-year-old Samuel Applebaum of Flossmoor pleaded not guilty to the charge on Monday.
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) - A fourth former member of a Christian college football team in suburban Chicago who faced felony charges in a 2016 hazing incident has pleaded guilty to lesser charges. James Cooksey pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor count of attempted unlawful restraint. The 23-year-old ex-Wheaton College player was sentenced to a month of court supervision. Three other former players _ Samuel TeBos, Noah Spielman and Kyler Kregel _ have previously entered guilty pleas to the same reduced charges.
CHICAGO (AP) - CVS Health says two Chicago store employees are out of their jobs after a black customer complained that white managers called police after accusing her of trying to use a phony coupon. The company said Monday it had completed a review of the Friday night incident. The company says the two staffers involved are no longer employed. The 53-year-old woman says a manager challenged her and was "hostile" when she tried to use a coupon for a free product. No action was taken when officers arrived.
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