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Attorney: Chicago cop who shot fleeing man will keep job


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CHICAGO (AP) — The family attorney of a man fatally shot by a Chicago police officer last year says the Chicago Police Board has denied a recommendation to fire the officer. Todd Pugh, an attorney for the family of Anthony Alvarez, says Police Board member Stephan Block reviewed the  Civilian Office of Police Accountability’s investigation and recommendation of dismissal and denied it. The 22-year-old Alvarez was fatally shot by Chicago police Officer Evan Solano following a foot chase in March 2021. Pugh says Block’s decision was based on the Police Department not having a formal foot pursuit policy at the time.The Alvarez family is “appalled by Mr. Block’s

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