CHICAGO -- Janet Cooksey the mother of a teen fatally shot by police is sending thanks on this New Year's Eve to Cook County States Attorney Alvarez.
Cook County States Attorney Alvarez. announced she has formally asked the FBI to help her conduct an investigation into the deaths of Quintonio Lagrier, an NIU engineering freshman, and 55-yr-old Bettie Jones, a mother of five. Police were called by Legrier's father after he had been acting erratically and wielding a bat.
Soon after arriving, an officer shot the 19-year-old after they say he became combative.
Higher ups in CPD have already admitted Jones was accidentally shot.
The city's Independent Police Review Authority is conducting its own investigation.
In a statement released today Alvarez, “This is a deeply disturbing incident that demands a very deliberate and meticulous independent investigation. At this stage, the investigation is being conducted by IPRA, but my office has also contacted the FBI to request their involvement as well."