The family of the 95-year-old Park Forest man who died after being shot with a beanbag by police late July is demanding more information from investigators, reports the Chicago Tribune.
According to reports, officers were called to Victory Centre Assisted Living after John Wrana began showing "unusually aggressive behavior" when an ambulance service tried to involuntarily escort him to the hospital for a urinary tract infection. When Wrana allegedly reached for a 12-inch butcher knife, police shot him with a stun gun. When that didn't work, they fired a beanbag round into him. He later died from the injuries after being transported to a hospital.
Family attorney Nicholas Grapsas says he spoke with staff members at the assisted facility Wrana lived at, police and the doctors who treated Wrana. According to him, police used excessive force regardless of whether the knife was actually involved—a detail Wrana's friends have disputed. Grapsas also claims police neglected to allow trained staff members to calm down the allegedly hostile Wrana.
The only statement Illinois State Police spokesperson Monique Bond provided the Tribune on Monday was the following:
"There are a lot of moving parts. I can only say that our role in this is to provide our analysis based on forensics, the crime scene, witness statements and all of those facts."
You can read more on the Chicago Tribune's website.