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Former Waukegan police officer released after posting bond in murder of Marcellis Stinnette, attack on 2nd man

A former Waukegan police officer has been released from jail on a $350,000 bond after he was charged with the murder of Marcellis Stinnette and attacking a second man in an unrelated incident. Dante Salinas, 39, of Gurnee, was charged by a grand jury with three counts of second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated battery causing […]

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Former Waukegan cop held on $350,000 bond, pleads not guilty to murder of Marcellis Stinnette

A judge ordered a former Waukegan police officer held on a $350,000 bond for shooting and killing 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. Dante Salinas, 39, of Gurnee, was charged by a grand jury with three counts of second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and two counts […]

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Former Waukegan police officer who shot and killed Marcellis Stinnette charged with second-degree murder

The former Waukegan police officer who shot and killed 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette has been charged with second-degree murder and also charged in a second case, court records show. Dante Salinas, 39, of Gurnee, was charged with three counts of second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and two counts of official misconduct. […]

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Government offices in Waukegan closing early Thursday in anticipation for protest in Marcellis Stinnette case

Government offices in Waukegan are closing early Thursday as demonstrators are expected to gather to call for charges against the officer who shot and killed Marcellis Stinnette. The Lake County Communications Division said in a statement that the county’s government offices in its Waukegan complex at 18 North County Street in Waukegan will be closing […]

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Mother of 19-year-old shot and killed by Waukegan officer says ongoing investigation ‘is a cover-up’

The investigation into the fatal Waukegan police shooting of Marcellis Stinnette is still being investigated by the state’s attorney a year after it happened. The victim’s mother says the state’s attorney is covering up her son’s death. Stinnette, 19, of Waukegan, was shot and killed on October 20, 2020, by Waukegan police officer Dante Salinas […]

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Family renews calls for charges against Waukegan officer who shot and killed 19-year-old

Editor’s Note: The below video could be considered shocking or disturbing to the viewer. Viewer discretion is advised. Family and community members are renewing calls for the arrest of a Waukegan police officer who shot and killed a 19-year-old man after his girlfriend nearly hit the officer with her car following a pursuit in October. […]

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Lawsuit claims 19-year-old bled out for 8 minutes after police shooting in Waukegan

Editor’s Note: The below video could be considered shocking or disturbing to the viewer. Viewer discretion is advised. A lawsuit, which is seeking compensation and a jury trial, was filed by Marcellis Stinnette’s mother and alleges that her son bled out for eight minutes before receiving aid after he had been shot by a Waukegan […]

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Dashcam, bodycam footage released in fatal Waukegan police-involved shooting

Editor’s Note: The below video could be considered shocking or disturbing to the viewer. Viewer discretion is advised. Videos released Wednesday from the fatal officer-involved shooting in Waukegan conflict with the victim’s account and show her vehicle fleeing police after an officer tried to arrest the woman’s boyfriend on a warrant. Tafara Williams, of Waukegan, […]