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The Family of a Chicago Man Fatally Shot by Police Sues

The family of an armed man who was shot in the back by Chicago police during a foot chase filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the city is partly responsible for his killing because there was no policy dictating officers’ actions during such pursuits.

“The city’s failure to implement a foot-chase policy and its support of a policing culture of impunity were the driving force behind the (officers’) unconstitutional actions,” according to the lawsuit filed Wednesday by the mother of 22-year-old Anthony Alvarez and Alvarez’s daughter, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Chicago police spokesman Tom Ahern declined to comment, saying the department does not discuss pending litigation.

Read the source article at Associated Press News

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