On October 8th a lot of folks were stunned at the scene of a Cop, seemingly for no reason – beating up a 15 Year Old kid at a school for LD.
Dolton cop in beating case has troubling history
A Dolton cop caught on camera allegedly breaking a 15-year-old special needs student’s nose for failing to tuck in his shirt has a troubling history that includes killing a man in a case of disputed self-defense.
The officer is now in an Indiana jail on an unrelated rape charge.
Christopher Lloyd, 38, was identified today by his father, Charles Lloyd, and Dolton Mayor Ronnie Lewis as the officer who in May was videotaped by a school security camera scuffling with 15-year-old, 140-pound Marshawn Pitts at the Academy for Learning in Dolton.
An attorney hired by Pitts’ parents released the videotape earlier this week, calling the incident an “unprovoked attack” on a vulnerable child. The tape, which has no audio, appears to show the officer slam Pitts against a locker, wrestle him to the ground and pin him.
“My son said, `Sir, you need to tuck your shirt in,’ and this boy said `**** you, I’m not gonna tuck my shirt in, you can’t make me,'” Charles Lloyd said.
“That boy struck my son in the eye and broke his glasses — he had a history of behavior issues,” he alleged.
Christopher Lloyd was arrested last month and charged with sexually assaulting a woman he knew at her home in Hammond, his father said.
According to Lake County, Ind., court documents, he held a pillow over the woman’s face while sexually assaulting her Sept. 14 and had previously threatened her with a knife.
Lloyd, who’s being held in lieu of $110,000 bail, faces up to 20 years behind bars if convicted of rape, criminal deviate conduct, criminal confinement and sexual battery, said Diane Poulton, spokeswoman for Lake County’s prosecutor.
A lawsuit filed by his ex-wife, Nicole McKinney, last summer alleges he gunned down her new husband Cornel McKinney in front of their children outside their home on the 6100 block of South Langley Avenue on Feb. 17, 2008.
A Robbins police officer at the time, Lloyd was suspended following the shooting but eventually found work with Dolton police in January, his father said.
Though an autopsy shows he shot McKinney 24 times, the lawsuit alleges, he was not charged because Chicago police accepted his explanation that he’d acted in self defense.
Chicago police spokesman Veejay Zala said details of the investigation into McKinney’s death could not immediately be found Thursday, but McKinney’s attorney, Rahsaan Gordon, said the latest series of allegations against Lloyd showed he shouldn’t have been employed as a police officer.
“At some point, people in positions of power need to protect the public,” Gordon said. “You have to ask why he was hired.”
How the hell do you shoot somebody in “self defense” 24 times?
I mean – even with the Glock 19 favored by a number of police departments…
You have to stop and reload at least once. What? He shot the guy 19 times, stopped, reloaded with his second clip – shot him 5 more times while he’s laying on the ground…
And finally figured out he’s dead?
The woman who was raped, and the kid who was beaten need to sue the hell out of the Chicago Police for letting this scumbag stay on the street – thin Blue Line be damned.
How many people has this SOB hurt, and then covered it up under his badge?