Antonio LeGrier, the father of 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier, who was shot to death on Dec. 26, by Chicago police officers, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
The lawsuit, which was filed on Dec. 28, claims that LeGrier’s shooting was unjustified, since he presented no immediate threat.
According to the Sun-Times, the “lawsuit also alleges that police falsely arrested Antonio LeGrier, detaining him at the scene and taking him away to be questioned at a police station, ‘thereby separating him from his dying son and family.’ At the station, he was not allowed to leave, the lawsuit claims, until giving statements to detectives and to investigators from the Independent Police Review Authority.”
LeGrier’s lawsuit also mentions the existence of video recordings “of at least a portion of the events” connected to his son’s shooting. The video, the lawsuit claims, was confiscated by the city.
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