Howard Morgan, Chicago Man Shot 28 Times By Chicago Cops, Sentenced To 40 Years In Prison

A 61-year-old Chicago man who was shot 28 times by Chicago police officers in 2005 — and lived to tell his side of the story — was sentenced Thursday to serve 40 years in prison, essentially a life sentence.

Howard Morgan, himself a former Chicago police officer,was sentenced on an attempted murder charge Thursday, theChicago Sun-Timesreports.

NBC Chicago’s Michelle Relerfordtweeted from the sentencing that Morgan said, “I am in God’s hands" as he awaited Judge Clayton J. Crane’s decision. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, according to Relerford, was also on hand at the scene.

Morgan was off-duty as a detective for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroadwhen he was pulled over for driving the wrong way on a one-way street on Feb 21, 2005, theSun-Timespreviously reported. While both police and Morgan agree on that much, what happened next is a mystery.

According to police, Morgan opened fire with his service weapon when four white officers tried to arrest him,which caused them to shoot him 28 times. His family disputes the police officers’ account of the altercation.

Thursday, Morgan’s wife Rosalind said, as reported by NBC Chicago, “My heart is very heavy, but I have to maintain my composure because I don’t want them to think they got the best of us.”

Morgan was initially charged with the additional counts of aggravated battery and discharging a weapon at a police officer. Though he was previously acquitted of those charges, a jury found him guilty in January in a retrial on the previously deadlocked attempted murder charge, ABC Chicago reports.

Sooo… this happened today. If you click a link, their is a change.org petition one can sign. I really don’t have any words.

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