Carlishia Hood has filed a lawsuit against the city of Chicago and several officers after she and her son were arrested and charged in a deadly shooting, only to have the charges dropped days later.
On June 18, Jeremy Brown, 32, violently attacked Carlishia, 35, at the Maxwell Street Express on South Halstead Street.
Her 14-year-old shot Jeremy in the back twice killing him.
Carlishia Hood and her son were arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
Hood, who was a valid FOID card and concealed carry license holder at the time of the incident, was also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
On Monday, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx dropped all of the charges against Carlishia and her son.
Foxx’s office said the decision was made “based upon our continued review and in light of emerging evidence.”
“Based upon the facts, evidence, and the law we are unable to meet our burden of proof in the prosecution of these cases,” Foxx’s office added.
On Tuesday (June 27), Carlishia Hood filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court accusing the city of Chicago and the arresting officers of malicious prosecution, false arrest, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
My life changed. My son’s life changed.
I’ve experienced pain in many ways that I would never have thought.
What happened to me was totally unnecessary.
Never in a million years would I have imagined being brutally attacked, beaten, and being arrested.
Watch the clip below.
Hood’s attorney, Brandon Brown, called the decision to arrest her and her son “an obvious rush to judgment.”
You don’t have to be a lawyer to appreciate and recognize that when a woman is violently attacked by a man – an unarmed woman – that she shouldn’t be arrested.
And if any one of you were to replace Carlishia Hood with your mother, with your sister, with your daughter; if your mother, or sister, or daughter were attacked in a restaurant when she’s trying to order a cheeseburger, would you expect that she would be arrested?
Attorney Brown also noted more lawsuits will be coming in the future.
Watch the video of the full press conference below.
My thoughts and prayers are with Carlishia Hood and her son as they try to heal from this life-altering incident.
Source: CBS Chicago