The family of a woman who was shot and killed while holding her baby last week has filed a lawsuit against the city of Chicago over the leaked video showing her death.
Hill, 24, was fatally shot on May 28 as she stood next to some parked cars in the city's Austin neighborhood, holding her 1-year-old daughter in her arms, according to police. Authorities said Hill placed her body over the young girl to shield her from the bullets.
Two central Illinois men were charged in Hill's death two days later. The shooting is being investigated as a possible targeted attack against two acquaintances Hill was standing with at the time.
Chicago police said they have opened an investigation after video was posted online on June 2, showing Hill's death. Her family said in a statement announcing the lawsuit that her loved ones were not notified of its release, calling it "a horrific video" that was "seen by her 6-year-old son and her family while they were in church that Sunday morning."
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi released a statement the night it was posted calling the video's release "unauthorized."
Guglielmi added that police notified the Cook County State's Attorney's Office about the video and that the department was working to determine how the video was accessed.