Chicago Police Transit Officer Lowell Houser Charged with Murder in Off-Duty Shooting Death of Jose Nieves

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Officer Lowell Houser, 57, was arrested and charged Wednesday for the Jan. 2 murder of Jose Nieves after a criminal investigation of the incident, according to the Cook County state’s attorney.

— ABC 7 Chicago

Houser has been a focus of at least 20 disciplinary investigations since the early 1990s, department records show. In 1994, he received a five-day suspension in an incident described as a domestic altercation or disturbance that happened when he was off duty, according to the records.

— Chicago Tribune




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