‘My boys are not monsters,’ Evalena Flores is heard stating in a video she posted on Facebook
The mother of the two men charged with shooting dead Chicago cop Ella French was arrested as she livestreamed her attempt to barge and kick her way into hospital room where one son is being treated
Her sons Emonte ‘Monty’ Morgan, 21, and Eric Morgan, 22, are facing charges connected to the fatal shooting of CPD officer French during a routine traffic stop in Chicago’s South Side on Saturday
In another video on face book Flore 41, is seen wrestling with police after breaking into the hospital where Emonte is being treated for injuries he sustained in the fatal shootout
She was charged with misdemeanor battery, resisting a peace officer and criminal trespass on Tuesday
Flores posted the break-in attempt and a monologue on Facebook live under the name ‘Marsia Outofthebox Braidy’
She said, ‘My boys are not monsters,’ and, ‘I don’t believe a damn thing CPD (Chicago Police Department) says.’
Those videos were uploaded on Facebook Tuesday, the same day bodycam footage was released
After his first hearing Tuesday Emonte ‘Monty’ Morgan is held without bond on charges of first-degree murder of a peace officer, attempted murder of two other officers, unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon
Monty Morgan has admitted to firing several shots, striking Ella French once in the head and a 39-year-old officer whose name has not been released in the right eye, right shoulder and in his brain
Monty is receiving treatment in hospital after a third officer returned fire, hitting him in the abdomen
His brother Eric Morgan, authorities say was captured in a yard where he had run to dump his brother’s gun
At a separate bond hearing on Tuesday afternoon, a judge ordered Eric Morgan, 22, held without bond
He is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and obstruction of justice
The mother of accused Chicago cop killers allegedly kicked a hospital security guard in the groin and wrestled with police officers during her arrest after she barged into the hospital where one of her sons is being treated.
In one of three first-person Facebook live videos – posted under the name ‘Marsia Outofthebox Braidy’ – a woman is heard telling nurses, ‘I want to see my son. Emonte Morgan.’
The woman in the video is presumably Evalena Flores, 41, who’s outfit and appearance in the videos match the mugshots.
Police said the videos are ‘of interest to our investigation.’
In the video, she’s seen running by nurses and yelling, ‘Monty! Monty!’ and then yells, ‘Don’t touch me’ when confronted by police and hospital security in the hallway.
Her sons, Emonte ‘Monty’ Morgan, 21, and Eric Morgan, 22 have been charged with crimes connected to the fatal shooting of police officer Ella French, 29, on Saturday during a routine traffic stop in Chicago’s South Side.
Monty Morgan, is the alleged triggerman is charged with the murder of a peace officer, among others.
He is currently being treated in Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for injuries sustained during the shootout.
Flores said in a two-minute monologue video from her car that her boys’ side of the story isn’t being told but said she couldn’t speak too much about it. ‘My boys are not monsters,’ Flores said.
‘I don’t believe a damn thing CPD (Chicago Police Department) says, and I can guarantee you this.
My boys were afraid. I’m afraid … We fear our police here. We don’t trust them.’
A second Facebook live video – which was less than a minute long – shows Flores going up the elevator.
The third Facebook Live video shows Flores’s hospital break-in attempt and engaging in a struggle with police and hospital security staff before she is cuffed and arrested.
Police and hospital security are heard in the video telling Flores over and over, ‘Stop. Please, stop.’ She yells, ‘Let me see my son.’
The video goes dark for nearly a minute, but Flores is heard yelling, ‘Let me see my son’ and ‘Monty, I love you.’
When the video returns, the camera catches a glimpse of Flores in cuffs and records the conversation between the officers and Flores as they head out of the hospital, where she admits to having mace.
‘Flores’s attempt was thwarted by the actions of two Chicago Police Officers and Christ Hospital Public Safety Officers who were on scene,’ police said in a statement.
‘As Flores attempted to push her way past the officers, she kicked a Christ Hospital Public Safety Officer in the groin. Flores continued to resist efforts to take her into custody while demanding to her son.’
She was charged with misdemeanor battery, resisting a peace officer and criminal trespass on Tuesday.
Flores’ Facebook live videos were uploaded on Tuesday, the same day body camera footage and still images of Saturday’s fatal encounter was released.
She made her attempt as an eerie still taken from body camera footage worn by the victimized officers emerged showing the moments before Emonte opened fire on Chicago police during a traffic stop, killing French and critically wounding her partner.
Her partner, who’s name hasn’t been released, remains in the hospital in intensive care.
The haunting still from the bodycam footage shows Eric sitting in the driver’s seat as a cop looks into the car through the driver’s side window moments before his younger brother Emonte allegedly fires at the officers.
Emonte allegedly, has admitted to firing at police in a recorded court statement.
Surveillance footage shows police pull over the Morgan brothers. Eric Morgan is sitting in front with a female passenger during the traffic stop.
The bodycam video footage revelations were made as French’s heartbreaking final radio call to dispatchers was also published by Irish Angel – a nonprofit group founded to support law enforcement officers and their families.
During the radio call, an unidentified voice tells the dispatcher: ‘Officer down.’
This dispatcher then tells others to stay off the radio air while announcing that French had been shot at the intersection of 63rd Street and Bell Avenue.
A dispatcher informs police that the suspect was wearing a blue Chicago Cubs shirt – and the unidentified voice tells her to call for two ambulances.
The bond hearing was held for the Morgan brothers on Tuesday before Cook County Judge Arthur Willis – though Emonte did not attend because he remains hospitalized from injuries sustained when a third officer returned fire.
Prosecutors said Emonte admitted to investigators that he pulled his handgun out of his waistband and opened fire. Willis ordered Emonte held without bond on charges of first-degree murder of a peace officer, attempted murder of two other officers, unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
‘They didn’t have their weapons drawn, they weren’t firing on him, and callously (Emonte) shoots and kills one, and the other is in critical condition,’ the judge said.
Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy said cops had stopped the SUV because of expired plates.
The brothers initially followed officers’ instructions, handing over the vehicle’s keys and getting out of the SUV.
But the situation escalated after Emonte refused to put down a drink and cellphone that he was holding, Murphy said. ‘He began physically jerking his arms away from the officers,’ Murphy said.
Footage from police body cameras shows Emonte had a handgun tucked into his waistband, according to Cook County prosecutor.
As he struggled with police, he began firing several shots, striking French once in the head and a 39-year-old officer in the right eye, right shoulder and in his brain.
Both officers fell to the ground face up, their body cameras still recording, Murphy said. At one point, Emonte could be seen stepping over the 39-year-old wounded officer before stepping out of view.
In the meantime, Eric had run off during the struggle, and the third officer chased after him down, Murphy said.
When that officer heard gunshots, he ran back the scene of the traffic stop and exchanged gunfire with Monty before falling to the ground.
Eric also ran back, and his brother handed the gun to him, according to court documents. The third officer got back up and shot at Monty again, hitting him in the abdomen.
Murphy said Monty gave a statement on video in which he admitted to drinking, having a gun and open firing on two officers. An initial court appearance is set for Aug. 16.
At a separate bond hearing Tuesday afternoon, a judge ordered Eric to be held without bond.
Eric, who authorities say was captured in a yard where he ran to dump his brother’s gun, is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and obstruction of justice.
A third man, Jamel Danzy, 29, of Indiana, is charged with supplying the semiautomatic handgun used in the shooting. Danzy is accused of buying the weapon from a licensed gun dealer in Hammond, Indiana, in March and provided it to an Illinois resident who he knew could neither buy nor possess guns because of a felony conviction.
French was the first Chicago police officer to die from a gunshot in the line of duty in nearly three years..