Juan Blanco

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Service Record

Chicago Illinois Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service Hired in 2018.[1]
Salary $78,794 (2021)[2]
Last Known Status Active

Incident Reports

2020 Death of Guadalupe Franco-Martinez

On June 3, 2020, Blanco was pursuing a homicide suspect, reaching speeds of at least 101 MPH. Police supervisors told officers to end the chase, but those orders were disregarded. Blanco ran a red light, striking Franco-Martinez's vehicle and killing her.[3][1]

The incident was captured by city surveillance cameras.[4]

Response Timeline

On June 3, 2020, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability opened an investigation.[1]

Franco-Martinez's family sued the city and Blanco. Blanco was later removed from the lawsuit.[1]

On September 21, 2022, the city approved a $15 million settlement with the family of Franco-Martinez.[5]

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