2011 police shooting case could head to trial

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CHICAGO -- The case involving the shooting death of a young man, at the hands of Chicago Police officers looks to be heading to retrial.

With U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary Rowland providing mediation, attorneys for the city of Chicago and those representing the family of Darius Pinex were unable to come to a settlement agreement Tuesday afternoon.

The closed door settlement conference lasted just longer than 3 hours inside the Dirksen federal building.

The goal was to find common ground ahead of a retrial set for July 18th.

Pinex was 27 when he was killed by Chicago police during a traffic stop in Englewood in January 2011.

The officers on duty, Raoul Mosqueda and Gildardo Sierra originally said they pulled Pinex over because his vehicle matched that of one involved in a previous shooting.

That account unraveled during the trial, though.

The police were accused of a cover up.

The judge in the case ordered a retrial after finding Two attorneys for the city of Chicago, concealed evidence by not disclosing it to the other side.

Pinex's mother, Gloria Pinex, told WGN after the conference that she was disappointed that a settlement was not reached.

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