Family of Cedrick Chatman Could be Close to Resolution

Cedrick Chatman, 17, was shot and killed by Chicago police in 2013

The family of a teen shot and killed by Chicago police in 2013 could be closer to finding resolution after a federal judge continued a civil trial that was scheduled to begin later this month.

The final moments of Cedric Chatman, 17, were caught on surveillance video when he was shot by a pursuing police officer in January 2013. The officer told investigators he believed Chatman had a gun and he feared for his partner’s life.

The video was made public earlier this year.

An attorney representing Chatman’s family in a wrongful death lawsuit against the city said the video shows Chatman running from the police, but not carrying a weapon or making any movements towards the officer.

Investigators did not find a gun. But they found an iPhone box next to Chatman.

While details have yet to be released, any potential settlement would need to be approved by city council.

The city law department declined to comment.

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