CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - The city of Chicago has dropped its effort to sue the estate of Quintonio LeGrier, the 19-year-old man shot to death, along with a bystander, Bettie Jones, 55, by a Chicago cop, Officer Robert Rialmo, in 2015, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
“We are constantly evaluating and reevaluating our legal strategies, and we have determined the motion is not the best course of action,” officials said Friday.
The move came one day after attorneys for the city filed a motion to sue the LeGrier estate.
Bill Foutris, a lawyer who represents the family of the man killed by Officer Robert Rialmo, said he was notified of the withdrawal around 9 a.m. Friday.
“The city has decided to do the right thing by withdrawing this case but is still wasting taxpayer dollars by refusing to look at all the facts that prove this was an unjustified shooting,” Foutris said.