Chicago police release video of off-duty sergeant shooting unarmed autistic black teen



Video released by an oversight agency shows an off-duty Chicago police officer shooting and wounding an unarmed, autistic man during an incident initially described as an armed confrontation.

Sergeant Khalil Muhammad shot Ricardo Hayes on August 13, 2017 at around 5.05am, as the teen walked on South Hermosa Avenue on Chicago’s South Side.

Hayes, then 18, had wandered away from his home and his caretaker called police, informing them he was autistic and missing, according to the American Civil Liberties Union says.

Muhammad, 47, was off-duty, wearing civilian clothes and driving his unmarked personal vehicle when he spotted Hayes wandering the neighborhood.

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