Bad Parental Decisions
Just 40 minutes before a Steger man caused a drunken crash that killed a 5-year-old boy, Chicago Heights police allowed him to get behind the wheel, authorities said.
Police Chief Michael Camilli said the officer didn’t suspect Cecil Conner, 22, had been drinking when he sent him on the road at 2:35 a.m. Monday after arresting the car’s original driver.
Before the traffic stop, Conner and LaFond had been partying with friends at the Chicago Heights home of Dane D’Andrea, according to D’Andrea.
Asked if Conner was intoxicated when he left, D’Andrea said, “sure, he was.”
“I’m assuming the cops gave him the keys so the car wasn’t impounded, but they shouldn’t have let him (drive),” D’Andrea said.
- [Police Chief] Camilli said he did not know why Conner did not pick up LaFond after she was released from police custody shortly before 3 a.m.
And what about this odd photo Channel 5 decided to use on their website?
Color us jaded and cynical, but that doesn't appear to be what we'd call a "natural" position for a child's hands. Every other news outlet cropped out the bottom few inches, but NBC gives us an unintentional look at how this innocent child was being raised and the bad decisions that resulted in his untimely death.
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