Quantcast

Chicago Cop Counter Sues Family Who Filed Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Chicago officer, Robert Rialmo, fatally shot 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and 55-year-old Bettie Jones, in the early morning hours after Christmas.

He was responding to a dispatch about a domestic disturbance involving a "son with a baseball bat". According to Rialmo, Jones answered the door first, then retreated into her apartment. Then, LeGrier came "barging out of the front door to the second floor apartment while holding a baseball bat in his right hand."

Rialmo says LeGrier swung the bat several times, enough "to feel the movement of air as the bat passed in front of his face." LeGrier advanced, as Rialmo retreated.

Rialmo feared for his life, so he fired eight rounds "in approximately two-and-a-half seconds." The bullets fatally struck LeGrier and Jones. Now, Rialmo is suing one of the victim's families for over $10 million in damages.

This is a counter claim in response to a wrongful death lawsuit brought on by the teen's family against the city of Chicago. Rialmo claims "permanent" emotional distress and personal injuries resulting from the incident.

Photo: Chicago Tribune

Tell Us What You Think

More Fab Stories

You have to be pretty big, strong and tough to make it to the NBA, but even the biggest and the toughest of them all can have a soft heart. This...

A man in Canada attacked a Latino family speaking Spanish with a bat while pointing at them screaming that they were ISIS terrorists. The Hispanic...

Members of the Salvation Army have been standing with their red kettles, ringing their bells, in front of stores and on street corners for decades...

Saraya-Jade Bevis, better known to World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) as 'Paige', recently joined a podcast and shared some intimate...

A woman from Argentina who was one of the more than 30,000 people who disappeared during the 'Dirty War' recently discovered that the people who...

Latest Fab Stories

Women speaking out about sexual harassment and assault represent “an arc bending toward justice,” according to Anita Hill.

The Associated...

British journalist and television personality Piers Morgan has been more supportive than most of President Donald Trump, and even now he continues...

For generations, women went on in silence about men's inappropriate sexual conduct, harassment or assault. It was a different time, and the tables...

One Alabama photographer booked a photo shoot with a pregnant woman for a maternity shot. The woman, after booking the shoot, did some digging on...

A nursing mother is lashing out at Spirit Airlines after she, her 2-year-old son, and her parents were kicked off a flight. She says she was...