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Chicagoan Ortiz Glaze, acquitted on charges, sues for unjustified shooting

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    Perps: Unnamed Chicago police officers

    Victim: Ortiz Glaze

    Department: Chicago Police Department

    Location: Chicago, Illinois

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    Ortiz Glaze, unarmed man shot by Chicago Police Department
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    Chicago man claims police unjustified in shooting

    In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, 36-year-old Ortiz Glaze alleges officers planted a silver cellphone with his belongings to justify shooting him on April 30, 2013. The officers claimed he threatened them with a silver or chrome gun. Police say the incident began when patrol officers passed several known gang members near a memorial cookout being held for a friend of Glaze. After police fired a warning shot, Glaze and others at the cookout, fled. An officer gave chase, shooting Glaze. Glaze was charged with aggravated assault, but was acquitted in March.

    An officer gave chase, shooting Glaze. Glaze was charged with aggravated assault, but was acquitted in March. A Chicago Law Department spokeswoman wouldn't comment because attorneys haven't read the lawsuit. (Query: Officer T. Conlon Chicago Illinois)

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    Chicago man's lawsuit claims cops planted phone to justify shooting him

    A Chicago man claims he was unarmed and posed no threat when police officers shot him from behind after a cookout in the South Chicago neighborhood last year. Ortiz Glaze, 36, filed a federal lawsuit against the city and several Chicago police officers Tuesday, alleging those officers later planted a silver cellphone with his belongings to justify wounding him in the back of his left arm and back of his left thigh on April 30, 2013, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

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    On April 30, 2013, Glaze manned the grill during a cookout to honor a deceased friend near 88th and South Burley, the lawsuit said. People began arriving around 3 p.m., it said, and a group of police officers arrived in three squad cars around 9 p.m. The police union said at the time the tactical officers on routine patrol stopped when they passed a group of known gang members there. The lawsuit contends one of those officers got out of a squad car and fired a gun — possibly as a warning shot. Glaze and other startled people in the crowd ran away, it said. The officer who fired the warning shot chased Glaze, the lawsuit said, firing at him multiple times. A second officer allegedly fired at him, as well. In all, 10 bullets were fired at Glaze, according to the lawsuit.

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    Glaze was taken to a hospital where his iPhone, a state ID, keys and money were confiscated, according to the lawsuit. He claims a sum of money later turned up missing. He said police later said a silver cellphone — which was not inventoried among his personal items at the hospital — appeared “without explanation” on a pile of Glaze’s clothing in his hospital room. They argued it could have been the object they saw in his hand, prompting them to shoot, the lawsuit said.


    Glaze said the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Felony Review Unit declined to file felony charges against him despite the urging of the officers who arrested him. He was eventually charged with misdemeanor counts of aggravated assault of the officers, but he was acquitted in March, court records show.

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    Chicago man claims police unjustified in shooting

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago is being sued by a man claiming he was unarmed and posed no threat when police officers shot him last year. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, 36-year-old Ortiz Glaze alleges officers planted a silver cellphone ... (Query: Ortiz Glaze Chicago Illinois) (Thread: 20724)

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