Quintonio LeGrier’s mother speaks out after judge reverses jury finding


The mother of Quintonio LeGrier is speaking out after confusion erupted Wednesday in a Daley Center courtroom after a judge reversed the jury's findings in the wrongful death civil lawsuit against Officer Robert Rialmo.

Janet Cooksey's 19-year-old son was shot and killed on Dec. 26, 2015 by Rialmo. Rialmo testified LeGrier charged at him with a baseball bat and he feared for his safety.

On Wednesday, the jury awarded $1 million in damages, but a judge reversed the findings a short time later. The jury found the shooting was unjustified but also ruled the officer reasonably feared for his life.

The LeGrier estate had asked for between $12.55 million and $25.05 million. The judge's decision means the family will receive no money.


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