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McCarthy Ordered to Testify in Police-Involved Shooting

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McCarthy Ordered to Testify in Shooting

NBCChicago.com

A judge this week ordered that Police Supt. Garry McCarthy must answer questions about the last of three officer-involved shootings by Gildardo Sierra.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel's top cop might have to testify in connection with a shooting last summer by a Chicago police officer.

A judge this week ordered that McCarthy must answer questions about the last of three officer-involved shootings within six months by Gildardo Sierra, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The girlfriend of the fatal third shooting's victim, Flint Farmer, filed a lawsuit in the incident, and U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve told attorneys Thursday to schedule depositions of McCarthy and Sierra.

The Tribune reports the third shooting happened June 7 during a domestic disturbance call in West Englewood, and according to autopsy reports, 16 shots were fired at Farmer.

McCarthy previously told the paper the officers' first two shootings were justified. He reportedly told the Tribune the officer should have gotten desk duty, though, before the fatal third one, and the attorney representing Farmer’s girlfriend said in court filings he wants to question McCarthy about those comments.

City Law Department spokesman Roderick Drew told the paper the order is under review and this is the first time McCarthy has been ordered to testify in a civil lawsuit during his time in Chicago.

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