A Chicago police shooting from 2013 is being investigated by the FBI, and the two officers involved in the incident have been reassigned to administrative duties, the Chicago Tribune reports.
On Friday, the FBI said that it is looking into the March 2013 fatal Chicago police shooting of Esau Castellanos, whose family filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court last year. Police initially claimed Castellanos fired at them after a car chase on the Northwest Side, though no gun was recovered at the scene.
"The FBI will continue to collect all available facts and evidence and will ensure that the investigation is conducted in a fair, thorough and impartial manner. As this is an ongoing investigation, we are not able to comment further at this time," an FBI spokesman told the newspaper.
After learning about the FBI's investigation, Interim Chicago Police Superintendent John Escalante said Friday evening that the two officers involved in the incident were being reassigned to administrative duties.
"I recently learned the FBI has an active investigation into an officer involved shooting which has been open for more than two years. Upon learning of this, I have ordered that both officers be immediately placed on administrative duties," Escalante told the Chicago Tribune.