A family in Chicago has filed a lawsuit claiming a SWAT officer shot a 12-year-old boy in the knee during a police raid in Chicago while he was sitting in his bed.
The civil lawsuit, which was obtained by NBC News and filed on August 8 in Cook County Circuit Court, states that Amir Worship, 12, was shot in the knee by an officer in his family’s home while two dozen SWAT officers conducted a search for his mother’s boyfriend, Mitchell Thurman, on May 26. The suit states that officers involved in the raid were officers from the Country Club Hills Police Department and the Richton Park Police Department.
In the complaint obtained by the news station, Amir’s mother, Crystal Worship, claims that an officer went into Amir’s bedroom and ordered him to put his shoes on while the officer kept his automatic rifle pointed at Amir. Worship…
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