OLD TOWN — The Independent Police Review Authority released video of a July 2015 in which an officer shot a man in Old Town after he allegedly refused to stop beating another man with a baseball bat.
Police were on patrol when they received a report of a large fight and saw a man hitting another man with a baseball bat at 4 a.m. on July 20 in the 1500 block of North Clybourn Avenue on the Near North Side, according to the police department's initial statement.
In a "tactical response report" that was released with the video, police say a detective told the man to stop and Hussain looked at the detective but then continued to beat his victim "about [the] head area."
The detective fired at the man twice and hit him, the report says. Hussain was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
Zainul Hussain, 25, who lives in the 5300 block of North Hoyne Avenue in West Ridge, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery using a deadly weapon.
There were no injuries to police and the bat was recovered on the scene, according to police.
The confrontation with police does not appear in the videos released, although a police officer can be seen pointing a gun at Hussain. Hussain can be seen with a wound on his side and there appears to be blood on the ground. The man is sitting up but eventually lies down, apparently in pain. Although multiple police cars and officers arrive on scene, paramedics don't arrive for several more minutes.
WARNING: GRAPHIC: Video shows the aftermath of the police-involved shooting:
The video and details in the case were released as part of a massive data dump by IPRA on Friday, showing documents and videos in more than 100 Chicago police misconduct cases.
The release comes after Mayor Rahm Emanuel's appointed Police Accountability Task Force called on the Chicago Police Department to acknowledge racism and fight the "code of silence" that keeps officers from being held accountable.
The massive release of videos includes many open cases, some of which are the subjects of lawsuits. At a news conference Friday, IPRA boss Sharon Fairley stressed that videos do not paint a complete picture of what happened in each incident, and many lack context.
“It's really important for you to keep in mind that these materials may not convey all of the facts and considerations that are relevant [to an officer's conduct," she said.
That task force also called for videos to be more readily released to the public, within 60 to 90 days.
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