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The Estate of a Chicago Man Killed by An Off-Duty Police Officer In Self Defense Sues the City


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The estate of Leevon Smith, a man killed by an off-duty Chicago police officer in self-defense, has filed a lawsuit. In January, Leevon, 39, can be seen on camera attacking a female officer in an attempt to take her gun; while she warned him to stop. Smith refused to stand down, forcing the officer to shoot him several times in his stomach. He died while hospitalized three days later.


According to Dailymail, Smith's family has reportedly sued the officer, whose name has not been released, and the City of Chicago for $10 million for funeral costs, pain and suffering, the loss of companionship, grief, sorrow, and mental anguish. The lawsuit accuses the cop of using excessive and violent physical force. Smith was charged with aggravated battery and attempted robbery from the incident before his death.


The officer allegedly tried to break up a fight between the deceased party and two other people before the physical altercation occurred. The officer reportedly has a laceration around her eye from the struggle. (See the video below)


Stay tuned for later news regarding this story.











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