The Blotter, Chicago Tribune: December 20th, 2008

A federal jury awarded $720,000 in damages Friday to a Marquette Park man who was shot twice by a member of the now-disbanded Chicago police Special Operations Section in 2002.

Crispus Booker, 32, who has since moved from Chicago, was sitting on his porch when he laughed at two police officers who had been chasing a suspect.

As they went to arrest him, he pushed one of the officers and ran, said his attorney, Jon Loevy. The officer who was shoved, George Livergood, chased Booker and shot him in the right hand. Booker was on the ground with his hands raised when Livergood fired again, according to Booker’s lawsuit.