HU: Kecia Gayle @Kecia.Kae Chicago’s City Council approved a $2.5 million settlement on Wednesday to the family of a traumatized little girl after she had a terrifying experience with a couple of police officers. ___________________________________________________ It’s been almost 5 summers since cops raided Aretha Simmons’ grandmother’s home where she and her daughter had been staying. During the raid, cops pointed a loaded gun at her daughter Davianna’s chest. The 3-year-old at the time watched another officer hold a gun at her grandmother’s head. She also saw a third officer pushing her handcuffed mother into a wall. ___________________________________________________ When Davianna’s grandmother cried out for the police officer to take the gun off the child, the family alleges she was told to ‘shut up’, and the gun remained on the little girl’s chest. Despite further pleas, screams and sobs, the family says the gun was not moved. Davianna who is now 7 is said to have been traumatized to the extent that she’ll need psychiatric help well into adulthood. ___________________________________________________ Read more at thehollywoodunlocked.com, link in bio.
According to The Chicago Defender, the Chicago City Council Finance Committee today approved a $2.5 million settlement for a West Side family terrorized by Chicago Police in a precedent-setting, excessive force lawsuit charging CPD violated the family’s civil rights by breaking into their home, holding a loaded gun to the chest of a 3-year-old girl while she watched officers put a gun to her grandmother’s head and hit and shake and slam her handcuffed mother’s body against a wall. The full City Council is expected to approve the deal Wednesday, June 27.