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Family of unarmed Chicago man shot by police reaches tentative $1.2M settlement with city

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CHICAGO — The family of an unarmed Chicago man fatally shot in the back by a police officer has reached a tentative $1.25 million settlement with the city.

Twenty-three-year-old Jamaal Moore Sr. was shot after a high-speed chase through the Back of the Yards neighborhood in December 2012.

The officer said she thought Moore had a gun, but only a flashlight was recovered from the scene. The Moore family's lawyers maintain he wasn't even holding the flashlight when the officer shot him twice at point-blank range.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/WqQPdY ) that the city argued the officer, Ruth Castelli, feared for her life.

A federal judge said in May that police dash cam video contradicted parts of the police account.

The City Council finance committee is expected to approve the settlement Monday.


Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://www.suntimes.com/index

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