Friday, November 18, 2016
Chicago Police officer Robert Rialmo who fatally shot 2 was mistakenly returned to street duties - A POLICE OFFICER WHO SHOOTS SOMEBODY BACK TO STREET DUTIES! OH MY!!!! WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO???
Rialmo had raised further questions about his fitness for duty by filing an unusual lawsuit against the city, alleging that he shot Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones late last year in part because he was poorly trained. He also alleged that the fatal shooting had caused him severe distress and permanent emotional trauma.
Yet just after Rialmo's unorthodox lawsuit drew widespread attention, the Police Department put him back on the street in July, the Chicago Tribune has learned. He didn't just return to routine patrol duty but was detailed to a citywide unit that intervened in potentially dangerous incidents during the most violent summer Chicago has seen in years.
Rialmo made or assisted in 10 arrests during his four months back on the street, said Anthony Guglielmi, the department's chief spokesman.
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