Brother of Joshua Beal, Man Fatally Shot by Chicago Cop, Faces Charges

Michael Beal, the brother of Joshua Beal, 25, who was shot dead by Chicago police over the weekend, is now facing charges of felony aggravated battery to a police officer and attempting to disarm a police officer. 

Joshua Beal Twitter

Michael Beal, 28, was held on charges of felony aggravated battery to a police officer and attempting to disarm a police officer on Tuesday following the shooting of his brother, Joshua Beal, 25, on Saturday, CBS News reports.

The dispute that resulted in Joshua Beal’s death started over whether a funeral caravan was blocking a fire lane. Apparently, seconds after the shooting, Michael Beal tackled an off-duty officer, put him in a headlock and threatened to kill him.

According to CBS News, there were confrontations between protesters and police supporters multiple times in a predominantly white neighborhood on Chicago’s Southwest Side.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called for peaceful protests; during one of the confrontations, police supporters used slurs such as, “You are animals, go home,” at demonstrators.

Read more at CBS News.

Comments