COPA agrees CPD officer be fired after dragging woman by hair, kneeling on neck

COPA agrees CPD officer be fired after dragging woman by hair, kneeling on neck

CHICAGO (TOC) — The Civilian Workplace of Police Accountability is recommending a Chicago police officer be fired for a way he handled a girl on the Brickyard Mall in 2020.

The incident occurred throughout the time of civil unrest within the metropolis after George Floyd’s loss of life.

SEE MORE: Chicago law enforcement officials underneath investigation in Brickyard Mall incident; ladies describe being pulled from automotive and thrown to floor

The incident was caught on digicam.

After its investigation, COPA discovered that Officer David Laskus arrested Mia Wright with out justification, pulled her to the bottom by her hair with out justification and knelt on her neck with out justification.

WATCH: Uncooked video of incident shot by bystander

COPA additionally discovered the proof sustained a number of different allegations towards the officer.

Town settled a lawsuit with Wright for $1.67 million in March, and final week Police Superintendent David Brown really useful the officer be fired.

RELATED: CPD officer who dragged girl by hair, knelt on her neck needs to be fired: supt.

COPA can be recommending disciplinary motion towards a number of different officers concerned.

WATCH: Ladies in automotive describe violent encounter with police

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