A MAN accused of killing a Chicago police officer was out of jail "despite a recent hit-and-run while he was out on probation for robbery."
The incident happened at a traffic stop on August 7 around 9pm in the city's West Englewood neighborhood, when Emonte Morgan had been on probation for a robbery.
Emonte, his brother Eric Morgan, and a woman had been in a car that was stopped by French along with two other officers for expired license plates.
Eric was able to run from the car but Emonte had a hard time getting away, according to police.
French tried to help her partner but Emonte allegedly shot them both. The third officer then shot Emonte, who is receiving treatment at Christ Medical Center in Chicago.
The mother of the two brothers was arrested for barging into the hospital for causing a disturbance when she was told she couldn't see Emonte, who was being treated for a gunshot wound to the abdomen
She was seen yelling, "Monty! Monty!" before screaming, "Don't touch me!" when security approached her.
Jamel Dancy, is the suspect that is accused of supplying the gun that killed officer Ella French.
He was released from jail on $4,500 bond on Wednesday.
“Incredible that they let him go”
Dr. Diane Heidmann, an internist at Northwestern Hospital, was shocked to see Emonte in the paper instead of in jail.
“It’s pretty incredible that they let him go,'' she said. “That might have been able to have been prevented if he wasn’t let back out.”
The hit-and-run happened on April 9 at 9.15pm, in which Emonte was swerving in a white Dodge Caravan in the 1300 block of Wells Street before banging into a man, sending him flying into a stop sign.
Police reports claim that the car kept going for almost a mile and a half when stopped by a parked car.
This guy is gonna kill someone,” Heidmann thought when witnessing the event. “I’ve never seen anyone drive so recklessly in my life.”
Once Emonte reached a parked car in the 900 block of North Cambridge Avenue, he got out of the car and tried to run away but was stopped by a security guard.
The report states that Emonte told investigators that the crash occurred because he was distracted arguing with his brother on the phone.
Emonte was charged for driving without a license, using a vehicle that was uninsured and trying to escape the scene, police reported.
He was also charged of a misdemeanor before getting released from custody the following day on a personal recognizance bond.
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