CHICAGO — A father is suing the city of Chicago and several police officers, alleging they wrongfully shot his son to death.
Benito Flores Delgado filed a complaint on Sept. 6 in Cook County Circuit Court alleging the defendants deprived his son of his constitutional rights and that he was "wrongfully killed."
The plaintiff alleges that, on Sept. 10, 2017, his son, Juan Flores, spoke in person with police about an unrelated incident. Police allegedly knew he was intoxicated, but allegedly allowed him to return to his car and drive away.
And because his vehicle had no headlights, he was chased and pursued by other police into a dead-end lot next to his house. As Juan backed out of the lot, he was shot multiple times by police and killed.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because allegedly two officers instructed the intoxicated Juan Flores to pick up his car keys and watched him drive away without notifying other officers on the radio.
The lawsuit asserts Flores did not have a firearm.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages, punitive damages, cost of suit, attorney's fees and other equitable relief. He is represented by attorney Daniel V. O'Connor of O'Connor & Nakos Ltd in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2018L009650