Man who shot and killed Chicago police commander pleads not guilty

James Marshall
March 13, 2018

The man charged with killing a Chicago police commander has pleaded not guilty. Last week, Legghette was heavily guarded when he appeared in court to be indicted on 56 counts.

Commander Paul Bauer was shot multiple times last month after he spotted a man matching a radio description of an armed suspect.

Legghette allegedly encountered Bauer as he was being chased by police officers outside the Thompson Center in broad daylight on a busy workday, Maher noted. He's the first Chicago officer to be killed in seven years, and the highest ranking officer to be killed in decades. Chicago police officers, including dozens from Bauer's 18th District, came by school bus to attend the full hearing.

Johnson spoke to reporters after the arraignment at an event for gun control.

"I hope that [Legghette] never, ever, ever sees the light of day", Supt.

Even though Legghette's lawyers objected, Cook County Judge Erica Reddick has granted prosecutors' request to sign an order prohibiting the public release of potential evidence in the case. Shomari Legghette, 44, will next appear in court on April 18.

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