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Dominiq Greer

Summary: A Chicago man, who is now charged with murder, is suing the city and its police department for excessive force after being shot seven times when fleeing from police with a gun.

A Chicago man announced he was suing the city for $15 million after being shot seven times by police. When Dominiq Greer left his attorneys office, he was then arrested for suspicion of murder.

  
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The incident happened on July 1, 2014 when Greer ran from the cops into an alley. He tried to toss a pistol onto a nearby roof when he fell down. It was then that the pursuing police officers shot him in his right arm, right leg and foot. He tried to get up and was shot four more times in his right arm, left arm, chest and back.

Read Police Officer Sentenced for Excessive Force Leading to Death of Mentally Disabled.

Greer claimed he had no idea why he was being chased by the police or shot after. He was suing the city for excessive force, stating that he has permanent damage that prevents him from doing everyday things like pick up his child. Greer and his attorney, Eugene Hollander, showed the surveillance footage of the attack during their press release.

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Apparently Greer didn’t realize he was wanted on a warrant for the first-degree murder of a 22-year-old in May. An investigation by police led them to believe Greer committed the murder inside the apartment where the individual was shot. Hollander will not be representing Greer in the criminal case and was unaware of the charges until Greer was arrested.

See ATL Accuses Waco Police of Brutality.



The Chicago Police Department is attempting to make their department more transparent by releasing hundreds of photos and images of use-of-force incidents. This case was not part of the release of documents.

Do you think Greer has a case, especially considering he is now wanted for murder? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

To learn more about another excessive force case, read Texas Pool Party Victim Considers Charging Police Officer.

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