(CBS) CHICAGO Their supervisors say when a fellow officer was in trouble at a South Side grocery store, they ran away.
Now, as CBS 2's Rafael Romo reports, two Chicago Police officers have been forced to turn in their badges, and a third is under investigation.
The officers who were fired by Police Supt. Philip J. Cline were both still in training, with hopes of becoming full-fledged members of the Chicago police force.
But police officials say they failed to take the action required of them as a fellow officer struggled with an armed man at a Dominick's grocery store.
Police from the Grand Crossing District responded to a shoplifting call at the store, at 2101 E. 71st St., and the suspect was armed and began fighting with an officer.
During the struggle, three other officers turned and ran away. Left alone, the remaining officer shot and killed the armed suspect.
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TMOTS Note: Good to see that the cream of the crop was selected for duty and not that pesky EEOC crap....