Jury Awards Family Of Quintonio LeGrier $1.05 Million In Wrongful Death Case, Judge Then Reverses $1.05M Jury Award
A jury in a Cook County court came to the conclusion that Chicago Police Officer Robert Rialmo was wrong in his actions that led to the death of Quintonio LeGrier on December 26. 2015. They awarded the family of LeGrier $1.05 million, which included $50,000 for LeGrier’s pain and suffering.
Just 15 minutes after the verdict was handed down, the trial judge reversed that decision. The reason for the reversal was because jurors indicated in a "special interrogatory" they believed Chicago Police Officer Robert Rialmo feared for his life at the time of the shooting.
With the judge's decision Wednesday, LeGrier's family gets nothing.