Lawsuit Filed In CTA Shooting Death
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Sep 22, 2010 2:40PM
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The lawsuit contended that George Lash, 19, was on a train at the Garfield station when uniformed officers boarded the train, pinned his arms behind his back and handcuffed him. The suit, filed by Carmela Lash-Cross against the city and Police Department, alleged that the officers then shot her son "with utter indifference and conscious disregard."
A Chicago Police spokesperson declined comment on the lawsuit but earlier CPD Supt. Jody Weis defended the officers, saying, "Unfortunately, the events led to a life being lost, but when you try to murder police officers, that's what's going to happen and I'm really glad our officers are safe."