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Flint Farmer (right) was gunned down by Officer Gildardo Sierra while holding his cellphone Chicago Police officer Gildardo Sierra has been placed on desk duty after admitting to drinking “multiple” beers prior to shooting and killing 29-year-old Flint Farmer in June 2011. Chicago Police claimed Farmer “pulled an object from his pocket, which the officer believed to be a handgun, and aggressively came at the officer.” Farmer was holding his cellphone. The city waited more than five hours to give Officer Sierra a Breathalyzer test, according to a new court filing by an attorney for the slain man’s estate. The incident, captured on Sierra’s dashcam, shows him firing three shots into Farmer’s back as he lay bleeding on a parkway. The incident was the third shooting by Sierra in six months and the second fatality, records show. Gildardo Sierra The city settled with Farmer’s estate in its civil rights lawsuit. The financial terms of the agreement have remained undisclosed. The Police Department ruled the Farmer shooting justified, but Superintendent Garry McCarthy later told local news reporters that he considers the case “a big problem” and that Sierra should not have been on the streets given his history of shootings. During a psychological evaluation, Sierra admitted that he drank “multiple beers” before starting the midnight shift on the night Farmer was killed. The evaluation also revealed that Sierra “was nervous…. about his then-upcoming mandatory breath test because he might test positive for alcohol.” The number of beers Sierra drank was not specified in the court filing submitted by Farmer’s estate on Thursday. Sierra, 32, joined the department 10 years ago. He has been stripped of his police powers and is working at the city’s 311 center since the shooting. His annual salary is $75,000/year, according to city data.  

Chicago Cop Admits to Drinking “Multiple” Beers Before Gunning Down Man Holding Cellphone

Last year, 29-year-old Flint Farmer was shot and killed by police officers while holding his cell phone. This year, officer Gildardo Sierra has admitted to drinking beers before killing Farmer.Flint Farmer (right) was gunned down by Officer Gildardo Sierra while holding his cellphone

Chicago Police officer Gildardo Sierra has been placed on desk duty after admitting to drinking “multiple” beers prior to shooting and killing 29-year-old Flint Farmer in June 2011. Chicago Police claimed Farmer “pulled an object from his pocket, which the officer believed to be a handgun, and aggressively came at the officer.” Farmer was holding his cellphone.

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8 comments

  1. Sounds like a zimmerman defense…just any old excuse to kill a young Black brother…

  2. We allow the cops to kill us, why we sit back and do nothing:

  3. Prime example of Police being CROOKS, in uniforms. They
    police always come up with an excuse for killing black men and society allow them to get away with it, even Black police, have been brain washed into thinking it is alright to kill another black man because the police has a badge, and the black police does not value his own life or self worth. when will Society value black people lives, other than being a Micheal Jordan, or Beyounce, or Samuel Jackon. I am total sick of the way our black men are treated. I have one son and two grandsons, and I constanly worry about them being killed by the police,and they are good decent law abiding citizen, however that does not always make a difference. Yet anither black man killed for holding a cell phone. How horrible that this can and still happens in the 21st century.

  4. WOW! a cell phone. My brother was killed by Chicago's Finest with a gunshot wound to the back while handcuffed. The witnesses were intimidated and threatened. At least five young men were killed the summer of 2000 by Chicago Finest on CHA property. They justified all those shootings by saying the victims tried to take the Officer's gun. What goes around comes around. Who would have thought that the 80's kids would be dropping cops like bird (dxxdy) in our city. Yes, I respect authority to the fullest. But, you reap what you sow. CHI- RAQ is up for grabs. These new laws going into effect on 1/1/13 will not stop the violence. We have to pray without ceasing and believe that a change is going to come.

  5. as much as we want to stop senseless gun violence all over the country at schools and such, we need to stop senseless police violence committed against citizens all over the country as well…this is a major epidemic that needs to end.

  6. Sucks…

  7. What are they draw the line between demoting a person and firing him for this type of action?

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