Prosecutor: Man Admitted Killing Cop During Traffic Stop

A Chicago police officer wears a blue and black band on her badge as she walks into the Leighton Criminal Courthouse to attend the bond hearings for two brothers charged after the fatal shooting of Chicago Police Officer Ella French, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 in Chicago. French, 29, was fatally shot and her partner was critically wounded in West Englewood while in the line of duty Saturday. (Ashlee Rezin /Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

(AP) — A prosecutor says a man charged with killing a Chicago police officer admitted to investigators that he pulled his handgun out of his waistband during a traffic stop and opened fire.

During a bond hearing Tuesday, Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy provided the most details yet disclosed about the weekend traffic stop in which Officer Ella French was killed and another officer was critically injured.

A judge ordered 21-year-old Monty Morgan held without bond on charges including first-degree murder and attempted murder. Police stopped the SUV Morgan was in because of expired plates.


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