Off-Duty Black Cop Shot 28 Times By White Officers, Sentenced To 40 Years In Prison

Former Chicago police officer Howard Morgan, who was shot 28 times by white officers while he was off duty in 2005, was sentenced to 40 years in prison in regards to that incident.

Morgan was a police officer for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Line. He was off-duty, when he was pulled over the Chicago police for driving the wrong way on a one-way street.
Accounts of what transpired next vary depending on the source. The officers said Morgan opened fire with his service Glock 9mm when they tried to arrest him. The officers shot at him 21 times in the back and 7 in the chest. Morgan allegedly injured one office in the shootout. Morgan’s wife believed the incident was racially motivated.

“Four white officers and one black Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad police man with his weapon on him – around the corner from our home – and he just decided to go crazy? No. That’s ludicrous,” said Rosalind Morgan to the Chicago Sun Times.

Morgan, 61, spent seven months in the hospital recovering from his wounds.

Prior to this incident, Morgan has no other convictions and “had never been in trouble, no prior arrests, no drugs, no alcohol,” said his wife.