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Chicago's Top Cop Draws Flack for Blaming Parents for Gang Shooting that Wounded Their Child

June 27, 2008  | 

When Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis stepped in front of reporters and news cameras and blamed the parents of 8-year-old Josue Torres for his shooting, a few jaws in the public-relations world may have dropped.

The approach of blaming the parents while their child was still in intensive care with two gunshot wounds was received by some as harshly insensitive.

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