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Read the Transcripts: Depositions of Emanuel, Johnson Released in LeGrier Case

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    Johnson, Emanuel Testify in Lagrier Case

    The city of Chicago has released the depositions of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson in the case against Officer Robert Rialmo. NBC 5's Michelle Relerford has the latest details. 

     

    (Published Thursday, June 14, 2018)

    Months after both Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Supt. Eddie Johnson were ordered to sit for sworn depositions in a lawsuit filed by the family of a teenager fatally shot by an officer in 2015, video showing what they asked and how they answered has been released.

    The transcripts (posted below) and video footage were released by the city around 3 p.m. Thursday, the same day the trial of the wrongful death lawsuit filed against Chicago was set to begin with jury selection. 

    Quintonio LeGrier's family is suing the city after the 19-year-old college student was shot by Chicago police Officer Robert Rialmo. Bettie Jones, a 55-year-old neighbor, was also fatally shot.

    Lawyers for LeGrier's estate successfully argued Wednesday that jurors should hear about Jones.

    Attorneys for the city declined to comment. Jones' estate attorney Larry Rogers Jr. said it wouldn't make sense if Jones' death isn't discussed during the trial.

    The city has tentatively settled a lawsuit with Jones' family.

    Rialmo says he fired at LeGrier because the teen swung a baseball bat at him. But a police disciplinary body found no evidence LeGrier did so.

    Read their full depositions below. 

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