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Ella French biography: 13 things about Chicago, Illinois cop


Ella Grace French was a police officer in Chicago, Illinois, United States. She is the fifth female Chicago Police Department officer to be killed while on duty.

French was not married and had no children. Here are 13 more things about her:

Ella French (©Chicago Police Department)
Ella Grace French (©Chicago Police Department)
  1. She lived in Waukegan, Illinois. (a)
  2. She loved to travel with her mother. (b)
  3. She was a humanitarian and a proponent of therapy or social services over more jail time, according to her older brother Andrew French, an Iraq War veteran. . (b)
  4. She was confident, fearless and courageous, according to Chicago Police Department officer Erica Hernandez, her friend and former partner on the force. (c)
  5. Her Chicago Police Department partner was Carlos Yanez. She joined the department in April 2018 and was assigned to the department’s community safety team working with the gun task force. (b)(d)
  6. In 2018, her annual salary was $32,052. (e)
  7. She was one of the Chicago Police Department officers who conducted a botched raid on Anjanette Young‘s house in Chicago on February 21, 2019. (f)
  8. In 2019, her annual salary increased to $62,419. (e)
  9. In 2020, her annual salary was $73,136. (e)
  10. On July 1, 2021, she rushed a one-month-old child named Terriana Smith to Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Smith was one of the seven people wounded in a mass shooting in Englewood, Chicago. (g)
  11. On August 7, 2021, she was fatally shot and Yanez was critically wounded by Emonte M. Morgan during a traffic stop in West Englewood, Chicago. (b)(c)
  12. She died at the age of 29. (b)(d)
  13. In a report released in November 2021 about the Chicago Police Department’s botched raid on February 21, 2019, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability recommended a three-day suspension for her because she failed to timely activate her body worn camera and failed to properly complete an investigatory stop report or any documentation about a male individual’s detention that happened during the night of the raid. (f)


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