Chicago officer sues estate of teen he shot, claiming trauma

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A white Chicago police officer who
fatally shot a black 19-year-old
college student and accidently killed
a neighbor has filed a lawsuit
against the teenager’s estate,
arguing the shooting left him
traumatized.
The unusual lawsuit was filed Friday
amid city leaders’ efforts to win back
the public’s trust after several cases
of alleged police misconduct.
Robert Rialmo’s lawsuit provides the
officer’s first public account of how
he says the Dec. 26 shooting
happened. It says Rialmo opened
fire after Quintonio LeGrier swung a
bat at his head at close range.
LeGrier’s father, Antonio LeGrier,
filed a wrongful death lawsuit saying
his son wasn’t a threat. His attorney,
Basileios Foutris, did not return
messages seeking comment on the
countersuit.

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