Chicago police officer who shot man in CTA Red Line station in 2020 is hit with criminal charges
Chicago police Officer Melvina Bogard, right, walks out of the Cook County Jail on South California Avenue in Chicago with an unidentified person on Aug. 5, 2021. - Terrence Antonio James/TNS

CHICAGO — It was a shooting by a police officer in a busy CTA station downtown last year, scattering Red Line commuters at rush hour and leaving the Chicago Police Department to again confront the conduct of some of its own captured on a viral video. On Thursday the officer who fired at a man during a lengthy struggle on the Grand Avenue platform was hit with felony criminal charges, still a rarity in Chicago. Melvina Bogard, 32, is the first Chicago cop in about five years to face criminal charges stemming from using a weapon while on duty. Bogard, who joined the department just a few years b...