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City to Settle with Family of Police Shooting Victim for $16 Million

The City of Chicago reached a tentative agreement in a lawsuit by the family of Bettie Jones, who was killed by Chicago Police in 2015. Jones was shot by Officer Robert Rialmo as he was responding to a call of a domestic disturbance between Quintonio LeGrier – who Rialmo also shot and killed – and his father. Jones opened the door for Rialmo and when LeGrier, who was having a mental health episode, charged at the officer, he fired, killing both of them. “While no amount of money can ever compensate Bettie Jones’ family for the loss of their mother, we fought for and the City of Chicago has agreed to pay an amount that is fair when compared to local and national police-involved shooting cases,” said attorneys for the Jones estate. The City is expected to pay out $16 million, and has payed out more than half a billion dollars in misconduct settlements in the past decade. (Sun-Times)

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