Update on the Officer Howard Morgan Case – Commuted Sentence

Thank you to departing Illinois Governor Pat Quinn for doing the almost right thing. If you remember SaySomethinL.A. posted about this case last year. Howard Morgan was a detective assigned to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. When he was driving home from his job at 12:45 a.m. on February 21. He was driving on the wrong side of the street three Chicago Police Officers were involved they shot this man 28 times. The only witness to the crime said he never fired his weapon, his hands were behind his back when the shooting started. In addition to the 28 bullets there were several more to his van. The police photographs show Mr. Morgan’s lights were on! Morgan was found not guilty of battery and discharging a fire arm. Yet a retrial he was found guilty and sentenced to 40 years. And the prosecuting attorney a Dan Groth said he earned every bullet. Well “Thank God!” for everyone that knew this was a tragedy and spoke out. Thank you Governor Pat Quinn, even if you did wait until you were leaving office, for doing the almost RIGHT Thing. Initially I thought Govenor Quinn pardoned him, but I guess he’s not that “Stand up.” Once again, I do know there are good police officers in the world but the bad ones like Timothy Finley, John Wrigley, Eric White, and Nicolas Olsen, what awful terrible human beings. I hope you are in some way prosecuted to the fullest extent of the very laws you have violated.

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