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Quintonio LeGrier: Officer Involved Files Suit

The Chicago police officer accused of killing a 19-year-old Black male is suing the teen’s estate.

Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones were fatally wounded by Chicago Police Officer Robert Rialmo on Dec. 26. Jones, a 55-year-old mother of five, was accidentally killed in her home after police responded to a disturbance call placed by LeGrier.

LeGrier died that same day. Newly released 911 tapes reveal the teen called 911 three times in the minutes prior to his shooting, begging them to come to his father’s house on west Erie St.

City attorneys were tight lipped leaving Wednesday’s status hearing in the two cases, but the attorney representing the family of Bettie Jones, who is suing the city of Chicago, had plenty to say.

“We’ve tried to reiterate at every hearing, that we will resist and object to the entry of any protective order, over what we think is the public’s information,” Rogers said.

Rogers said he has received 43 dash cam videos that mostly shows the aftermath of the incident. He is also seeking other videos from the areas, as well as text messages between Officer Rialmo and his partner from that night, along with the release of the IPRA’s file on the case within 45 days.

Rogers is also requesting the names and titles of the dispatchers who took LeGrier’s call.

“For them to hang up on him, we want to know what that call taker was thinking,” Rogers said. “How could she possibly think that was the proper way to handle someone who was in need of police assistance?”

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