Agency recommends firing of officer who shot friend

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CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police oversight agency has recommended the firing of an officer who shot his friend and lied about it. In a report completed this summer, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability determined that Officer Patrick J. Kelly shot Michael LaPorta in the head in 2010 after a night of heavy drinking. Kelly told investigators that LaPorta shot himself in a suicide attempt. According to COPA’s report obtained by the Chicago Tribune, the physical evidence contradicts Kelly’s story.