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Illinois Country Club Hills to pay out $700K in shooting of Abeid Armour by Officer John Silas

Discussion in 'Incidents of Police Abuse, Misconduct, Negligence' started by M, Apr 16, 2014.

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    Perp: Officer John Silas

    Victim: Abeid Armour

    Department: Country Club Hills Police Department

    Location: Country Club Hills, Illinois

    Country Club Hills To Pay $700K To Settle Wrongful Shooting Suit

    South suburban Country Club Hills will pay $700,000 to settle a federal lawsuit claiming a police officer wrongfully shot a teenager who then spent 14 months in jail before he was found not guilty of attempted murder. Abeid Armour was 17 when a Country Club Hills police officer shot into a car Armour was driving on July 24, 2010, the lawsuit said. Armour was struck with two bullets.

    The officer, John Silas, stopped to investigate a group of young men — including Armour — who were gathered in a parking lot near Pulaski and 183rd. Silas shot Armour when he tried to drive away in a Monte Carlo, said Armour’s attorney Brendan Shiller. Silas falsely claimed Armour tried to run over him, Shiller said. On Sept. 15, 2011, Armour was found not guilty of attempted murder of a police officer.

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/04...to-pay-700k-to-settle-wrongful-shooting-suit/

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