Chicago Police officer Gildardo Sierra has been placed on desk duty after admitting to drinking “multiple” beers prior to shooting and killing 29-year-old Flint Farmer in June 2011. Chicago Police claimed Farmer “pulled an object from his pocket, which the officer believed to be a handgun, and aggressively came at the officer.” Farmer was holding his cellphone.
Chicago Cop Admits to Drinking “Multiple” Beers Before Gunning Down Man Holding Cellphone
Sierra, 32, joined the department 10 years ago. He has been stripped of his police powers and is working at the city’s 311 center since the shooting. His annual salary is $75,000/year, according to city data.