Man who killed Chicago police officer granted parole

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Joseph Bigsby had been sentenced to 200 years in prison. He shot and killed Officer Edward Barron after carrying out two armed robberies.
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man who killed a Chicago police officer back in 1973 has been granted parole.

Joseph Bigsby had been sentenced to 200 years in prison. He shot and killed Officer Edward Barron after carrying out two armed robberies.

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy called the decision to parole Bigsby "incomprehensible", while the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation described it as "disappointing."