Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department Are Under Fire For Racial Profiling Incident
By: Eboni Walker
Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department are under fire for not properly disciplining anyone for a racial profiling incident.
Two months ago, Jermaine Smith was held at gunpoint who was later identified as a firefighter. Smith said he was running errands in Bridgeport, Chicago when a man ran from the inside of a house saying he was a police officer.
While pointing a gun at Smith, he demanded Smith to tell him why he was in the neighborhood.
“He identified himself as a police officer and said, ‘Get on the ground. What are you doing in the neighborhood? Get on the ground before I shoot you,’” Smith recalled.
On a police report, it was confirmed that the firefighter had a gun in his possession.
“John’s calling in; caller says he has a gun and he caught a guy breaking into his vehicle. He’s holding him at that location. He’s got a concealed carry,” the radio report indicated.