In 2016 a Chicago Police Officer started suing the family of a teen HE KILLED! I know exactly what you are thinking, and yes this happened in real life in America! To make matters worse the same officer ended up killing an innocent bystander/neighbor, Ms. Bettie Jones (55), to his first victim, Mr. Quintonio LeGrier (19), as he shot 6 bullets that passed through Quintonio to Ms. Bettie.
Officer Rialmo sued Quintonio’s family under the pretense of severe emotional distress for 10 million dollars, which is also especially egregious as when Quintonio’s family sued the city under a wrongful death lawsuit and won 1 million dollars, the judge in that case revoked it and ordered the money no to be paid out! I’m not sure what Officer Rialmo expected to get, but the Mayor stepped in to call off the lawsuit siting it to be “callous”.
City protestors and activists have since asked the FBI to step in on behalf of the LeGrier family and conduct it’s own investigation, to no avail however. The investigation is requested as Officer Rialmo said Quintonio ran at him with a bat and that he only shot when Quintonio was within a very close range of him, that being said the family of Mr. LeGrier and Ms. Jones both have evidence showing the officer was more than 20 ft away, possibly even 30 from both victims!
I’d say this is all hard to believe but it sounds par for the course in the United States Justice System.
If you’d like to check my sources here they are! Source 1 Source 2 Source 3
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