Chicago, IL – Chicago police have launched an internal investigation into a Ring doorbell video that showed a police officer retreating from an armed man but leaving a woman at gunpoint (video below).
The incident may have occurred at about 6 a.m. on June 22, based on the timestamp on the video that WBBM received.
The date matched a Chicago Police Department (CPD) SWAT callout near S. Oglesby Avenues and E. 69th Street in the South Shore neighborhood, but police have not confirmed that was the same incident, according to WBBM.
Police dispatcher audio records showed that prior to the SWAT incident, a mother called 911 and said someone in the home “pointed the gun at mother and father multiple times.”
The video released by WBBM started after the incident began and showed a CPD officer standing on the landing of a staircase inside an apartment building as he talked to somebody inside the threshold of a door.
The video showed a woman in a pink dress scooted out of the doorway and got behind the police officer and stood there, but she made no attempt to flee to safety.
The conversation between the officer and another man was difficult to hear, but then all of a sudden the officer got louder, the video showed.
“Hey my man, my man,” the officer ordered in the video. “Do not do that, my man.”
The video showed the officer was holding his pistol in his right hand and backed out of the doorway and started down the stairs.
The woman who had been taking cover behind the officer did not follow him down the steps, the video showed.
Instead, she seemed undecided about where to go, went the opposite direction from the officer, and ended up on the opposite side of the landing on the same floor.
A man pointing a pistol in the direction of the woman walked out of the apartment and appeared to hold her at gunpoint, the video showed.
CPD would not confirm whether the video was the same as the SWAT incident, nor would they say what the conflict was or how it was resolved, WBBM reported.
However, the SWAT incident was resolved with no injuries, according to the police report.
The police department said the video was under investigation.
Watch the incident unfold in the video below. WARNING – Graphic Content: