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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 20, 2017

Chicago Police Officer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Committing Federal Civil Rights Violations

CHICAGO — A Chicago Police Department officer was sentenced today to five years in federal prison for using unreasonable force against two individuals while on duty.

A federal jury in August convicted MARCO PROANO on two counts of deprivation of rights under color of law.  Proano used unreasonable force with his service weapon while on duty as an officer of the Chicago Police Department on Dec. 22, 2013.  Proano fired 16 shots into a vehicle that contained numerous people, wounding two individuals who suffered bodily injuries as a result of the unreasonable force.

U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman imposed the 60-month sentence in federal court in Chicago.

The sentence was announced by Joel R. Levin, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and Jeffrey S. Sallet, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Georgia Alexakis and Erika Csicsila.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Civil Rights
Updated November 20, 2017