North Chicago mayor does not suspend police chief

December 8, 2011 8:49:07 PM PST
The mayor of North Chicago has rejected the recommendation of the city council to suspend the chief of police.

A packed house of residents expressed their concerns tonight about an alleged case of police brutality that resulted in the death of Darrin Hanna.

On November 6th, officers responded to a domestic disturbance at Hanna's home and he had to be restrained.

He was hospitalized for some injuries and later died. An autopsy showed a stun gun was used on him.

Hanna's mother, Gloria Carr, wants action taken now.

"What I want is justice, and I want to see the state's attorney pick this up," said Carr. "I don't want to wait too long."

The officers involved in the case have been reassigned while state police investigate. Mayor Leon Rockingham says it would be wrong to remove Chief Mike Newsome until the investigation is complete.

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