There has been an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit filed regarding the death of Christopher Anderson, a 27-year-old Waukegan man.
Anderson was shot shot and killed by Highland Park Police at Highland Park Hospital on November 3, 2014, after, according to authorities, Anderson drew a gun while hospital workers and police officers were present.
The wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by Venus Anderson, the mother of Christopher Anderson.
Two excerpts from the January 27, 2015 Chicago Tribune article titled “Mother of man shot in hospital sues police, city of Highland Park“:
The mother of a Waukegan man shot to death by police at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital has sued two Highland Park police officers and the city of Highland Park, alleging they used “excessive, unreasonable” force, according to the lawsuit.
His death deprived his “heirs of companionship, society, love, affection, and pecuniary interests,” according to the lawsuit, which also states Venus Anderson is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Additional details and possible updates regarding the lawsuit and underlying incident can be seen in the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the January 26, 2015 Daily Herald article titled “Lawsuit filed in fatal Highland Park hospital shooting.”
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