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updated: 4/30/2014 7:00 PM

Chicago man claims police unjustified in shooting

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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 with his belongings to justify shooting him on April 30, 2013. The officers said he threatened them with a silver or chrome gun.

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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.

A Chicago Law Department spokeswoman wouldn't comment because attorneys haven't read the lawsuit.

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