- In an unorthodox move, lawyers for the city of Chicago
are seeking to sue the estate of a teen shot to death by a police officer
two years ago, alleging he was responsible for the death of a bystander
the officer accidentally killed as well.
In a motion filed Thursday, the lawyers sought a Cook County judge’s approval to bring a lawsuit blaming Quintonio LeGrier, 19, for the shooting that also killed 55-year-old Bettie Jones.
The proposed suit rests largely on allegations that LeGrier tried to hit Officer [...] with an aluminum baseball bat before the officer opened fire, killing both the teenager and Jones, a neighbor standing nearby.
If successful, the suit could shift some of the city’s potentially hefty financial liability for the death of an innocent woman onto LeGrier’s estate.
Jones and LeGrier
About f***ing time.