One Cop Fired, Other Gets Small Vacation in Death Of Black Man.
Two of seven North Chicago police officers suspected to have been involved in the beating death of Darrin Hanna faced disciplinary action Friday, while their other colleagues returned to their previous posts.
On Nov. 6, police responded to a report of domestic battery and detained 45-year-old Hanna, who had been accused of striking his pregnant girlfriend and attempting to drown her in a bathtub. Hanna struggled with police, sustaining injuries consistent with blunt force trauma and multiple discharges of a stun gun, and died several days later.
Hanna's death was officially attributed to several factors, including physical trauma and restraint and cocaine use that exacerbated his existing sickle cell anemia, but Hanna's family believed police officers involved should be held responsible.