Attorneys: Lawsuit to be filed against Elgin cop over deadly shooting
Lawyers representing the family of an Elgin woman fatally shot by police in March say they plan to file a federal lawsuit against the city Wednesday.
Romanucci & Blandin, LLC and Action Injury Law Group, LLC, who represent the family of Decynthia Clements, said in a news release late Tuesday that the federal civil rights lawsuit will name police Sgt. Christopher Jensen and the city of Elgin "for the unjustified and unconstitutional shooting death."
The attorneys did not indicate what damages or other remedies they'll be seeking through lawsuit.
Clements, 34, was shot March 12 after an hourlong standoff with officers on Interstate 90. Body camera footage showed Clements holding a knife when she exited her car and Jensen fired three shots.
The suit is expected to be filed Wednesday morning in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Attorneys will hold a news conference in Elgin afterward.
Elgin City Manager Rick Kozal wasn't immediately available for comment Tuesday.