CHICAGO (CBS) — A Roseland girl was injured by a Chicago police SUV and now her family is suing the city.
Attorneys for Astarte Washington held a new conference Monday morning with several members of her family. They released cell phone video which they said shows the aftermath of what happened.READ MORE: First Illinois Case Of Omicron COVID-19 Variant Confirmed In Chicago Resident
They said Washington was walking home near 111th and Michigan on Memorial Day. There were protesters and looters in the area. Police ordered everyone onto the ground and Washington obeyed.READ MORE: SWAT Team Takes 35-Year-Old Man Into Custody After Threatening Girlfriend With Gun
That’s when they said an unattended police vehicle rolled backwards and ran over the 8th grader.MORE NEWS: Jussie Smollett Trial: Closing Arguments Begin Wednesday
Astarte is president of the 8th grade student council and captain of the Du Bois elementary basketball team. The lawsuit said she has suffered permanent physical, emotional and psychological damage.