Chicago Police Superintendent asks State Attorney to Drop Charges Against Man Shot by Police in Chicago Rail Station
Chicago police and prosecutors said they will drop charges against Ariel Roman, who was shot by officers at the CTA Red Line Station Friday afternoon as they attempted to arrest him.
Chicago Police Superintendent Charlie Beck asked Cook State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to drop resisting arrest and criminal narcotics charges against Roman after reviewing the arrest and the shooting.
According to CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, “Given the totality of circumstances and the department’s significant level of concern around this incident, it would be insensitive to advocate for these charges.”
Roman remained in critical condition as of Saturday night.
A witness recorded the footage of the incident. According to the witness, Roman was resisting arrest but was not violent and was unarmed.
The incident is under an active investigation.