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Thu May 26, 2022, 02:49 PM

A lawsuit says a 13-year-old Black boy had his hands up when Chicago police shot him

A 13-year-old boy shot in the back by a Chicago police officer was unarmed and had his arms raised to surrender when he was hit by the bullet, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday, saying the incident illustrates deeply flawed implementation of department policy on the pursuit of suspects.

The bullet severely damaged part of the Black teenager's spine, possibly rendering him permanently paralyzed by the May 18 shooting, the filing in Chicago's U.S. District Court says. Police have said previously the boy was in a car suspected of involvement in a carjacking in a nearby suburb the day before and that he jumped out and started running. He hasn't been charged.

The excessive force lawsuit says the seventh grader, who had been a passenger, was complying with orders from several officers screaming at him to put his hands up.

The boy, referred to in the lawsuit only by his initials, "was unarmed and did as he was instructed. But the officer still shot him recklessly, callously, and wantonly right through his back," the filing alleges.

IN THE BACK. Unarmed 13 year old kid, doing as told. Big brave officer, looking for another notch in his belt.

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Reply A lawsuit says a 13-year-old Black boy had his hands up when Chicago police shot him (Original post)
Jilly_in_VA May 26 OP
elleng May 26 #1

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Thu May 26, 2022, 02:52 PM

1. HOW MANY TIMES have we heard this and similar stories?

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