A #Chicago man who’d been shot seven times by Chicago #police back in 2014 made known he was suing the city, Wednesday, for a whopping $15 million. Just minutes later, leaving the building, he was taken into custody on #murder charges.
Dominiq Greer, in a press conference at his attorney’s office, announced he was suing the city for excessive force following a chase in which cops shot him seven times in just a few seconds.
On that date, July 4, 2014, he fled from officers and ran into an alley. While there, he tried throwing a handgun onto a roof, but stumbled and fell.
Chicago officers then opened fire, hitting him in his right arm, his right leg, and right foot. Then Mr. Greer got back up and was shot four more times; in his right arm, his left arm, his chest and his back.
He then asked the officers, “Why are you shooting at me?”
His attorney said in a statement:
“As a result of his injuries, my client, who is a father to a 5-year-old boy, will have permanent and lifelong injuries. He cannot pick up and hold his son.”
Unluckily for Dominiq Greer, minutes after showing the surveillance footage and announcing the $15 million lawsuit, Chicago police arrested Greer as he walked out of his lawyer’s office for a warrant dating back to May 27th. The warrant was for the first-degree murder of a 22-year-old black man.
While those charges are technically still pending, authorities say the investigation led them to believe he’d been the gunman in the apartment during the shooting.
The attorney representing him for the lawsuit isn’t representing him on the murder charges, and learned about the arrest and charges as it was happening.
He declined to comment on the murder allegations.
“The case against the city’s got nothing to do with a pending murder charge,” Hollander said, who learned about the accusations as the arrest was happening.
The footage of Greer being blasted seven times by Chicago police comes as the city released hundreds of documents and videos showing police use-of-force investigations in an effort to improve the department’s transparency.
Greer’s gunfire incident was not a part of the release.