Police Board Fires Robert Rialmo in Aftermath of Fatal 2015 Shooting - NBC Chicago

Police Board Fires Robert Rialmo in Aftermath of Fatal 2015 Shooting

Rialmo shot and killed Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones during the incident

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    Police Board Votes to Fire Rialmo

    A Chicago police officer involved in a fatal shooting in 2015 is out of a job after the police board voted to fire him on Thursday. NBC 5's Trina Orlando has the details. 

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019)

    Chicago police officer Robert Rialmo has been fired for the 2015 on-duty shooting of Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones, according to the Chicago Police Board.

    During a hearing on Thursday night, the board unanimously found that Rialmo failed in his duty when he shot Jones during the 2015 incident and voted to remove him from the force.

    Rialmo had been on desk duty since the 2015 shooting. During the incident, Rialmo fatally shot LeGrier and Jones while responding to a domestic disturbance call on the city’s West Side.

    The Chicago Office of Police Accountability found that Rialmo was “not justified” in using deadly force in the shooting, with investigators saying in a report that they found “no evidence” to support his claim that the shots fired were necessary, calling his statements “inconsistent and ultimately unreliable.”

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    Jones’ family settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the city for $16 million. LeGrier’s family filed a similar lawsuit and were awarded $1 million in damages by a jury, but a judge signed an order negating the payout because jurors found that Rialmo had been jhustified in opening fire.

    Rialmo was not charged in the shooting.

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