CPD recommends Rialmo be fired for fatal Jones, LeGrier shooting

Posted11/7/2018 5:17 PM

The Chicago Police Department filed several charges against officer Robert Rialmo Wednesday, recommending he be fired from the CPD for his role in the fatal shooting of Bettie Jones and Quintonio LeGrier in December 2015.

The charges against Rialmo allege these violations: action or conduct impeding department efforts to achieve its policy and goals or bringing discredit upon the department; disobeying an order or directive; inattention to duty; incompetency or inefficiency in the performance of duty; and unlawful or unnecessary use or display of a weapon.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability found the shooting of Jones and LeGrier was not within CPD policy and recommended that Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson refer Rialmo, 29, for termination.

Johnson, however, disagreed with COPA and said Rialmo's actions were "justified and within department policy." In April, a single member of the police board advanced Rialmo's case to the full board. The initial status hearing is set for Dec. 4.

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