Jury awards $44.7 million to man shot in head by Chicago cop

Updated 10/26/2017 8:13 PM

The life-altering bullet entered Michael D. LaPorta's head nearly eight years ago.

But ever since, it's been unclear who pulled the trigger: LaPorta or Patrick Kelly, a Chicago police officer with a troubled history.


Now, a federal jury has finally answered that question, finding Thursday that Kelly shot LaPorta on Jan. 12, 2010, while off-duty in his home after a night of drinking.

Then, the jury held the city of Chicago responsible for the shooting with a crushing $44.7 million verdict -- believed to be the highest for a police misconduct case in Chicago.

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