CHICAGO (CBS) — The mother of a teen shot and killed by police has filed a federal lawsuit against the city and two officers, alleging “police have no regard for the sanctity of life when it comes to people of color.”
Police say 16-year-old Pierre Loury bailed out of a car involved in a shooting on the West Side last week and officers shot him when he pointed a gun at them.READ MORE: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman Has 'Stepped Aside' Following Independent Probe Into 2010 Sexual Assault Claim Against Former Coach
But according to the lawsuit, the teen was climbing a fence when he was shot.READ MORE: FDA Advisers Back Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids 5 To 11 Years Old
The teen’s memorial service was held yesterday.
“That was our lamb, right there,” said Araewa Karen Winters, Loury’s great-aunt. “So you all done came and got the lamb.”MORE NEWS: Chicago Hauntings: The Ghosts Of The Eastland Disaster
The city’s law department hadn’t seen the lawsuit and had no comment.