Aldermen urge settlement in Bettie Jones shooting case

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CHICAGO -- Some Chicago aldermen are urging the city to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a woman shot and killed by Chicago police.

Bettie Jones and Quintonio LeGrier were shot to death in late December, as police responded to a call at a West Side apartment.

The officer was firing at LeGrier, but Jones was shot in the chest as she was standing behind a door she had opened for police.

Jones' daughter filed a wrongful death lawsuit against police.

Members of the City Council Finance Committee voiced support Monday for a non-binding resolution that would ask the city to settle with the Jones family.

Meanwhile, an attorney for Quintonio LeGrier's family says a lawsuit against LeGrier's estate is a "new low."

Officer Robert Rialmo's civil suit claims Quintonio LeGrier forced the shooting, after he repeatedly swung a baseball bat at him.

Rialmo says the shooting caused him "extreme emotional trauma."

The officer is seeking $10,000,000 in damages.

He's being represented by Drew Peterson's former attorney, Joel Brodsky.

LeGrier's family has also filed a wrongful-death suit.