Dominiq Greer announced on Wednesday (July 8) that he was suing the city of Chicago‘s police department for $15 million over an encounter in 2014 in which officers allegedly shot him seven times during a pursuit. Shortly after a news conference. Greer was arrested as a murder suspect following an outstanding warrant for his arrest that was issued after a shooting in May.
The Chicago Tribune reports:
The bizarre turn of events unfolded shortly after Greer wrapped up a lengthy news conference in his lawyer’s Loop offices. As the 25-year-old Greer left the high-rise in the 200 block of West Monroe Street to get a lift from a ride-sharing service, an unmarked police vehicle pulled up and two officers took him into custody on a warrant accusing him in a fatal shooting from just a week and a half ago.
For nearly the previous hour, Greer and his lawyer, Eugene Hollander, had taken questions in a crowded conference room about the lawsuit filed in federal court Wednesday over his being shot seven times by a police officer during a chase on the Fourth of July in 2014.
Adding a wrinkle to Greer’s legal struggles is that he admitted to possessing a handgun and tossing the weapon after police gave chase. The weapon discharged, thus prompting officers to open fire on Greer.
Greer claims that the shooting mentally and physically hampered him and he can no longer work.
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