$2.1M settlement sought for teen girl run over by CPD squad car

CHICAGO — The relatives legal professional of a 16-12 months-previous girl is trying to find a key settlement to support compensate for her considerable injuries sustained amid an incident with Chicago police.

Video shot from a lender on Might 31, 2020, demonstrates the minute Astarte Washington, who her attorney claims was 14 at the time, was operate around 2 times by a CPD squad SUV. 

Washington’s household lawyer Robert Fakhouri spoke with WGN Information about the video’s release and new calls for by the spouse and children for compensation.  

“One point that she can never escape from or cover is the tire monitor marks that are completely on her abdomen and inner ideal thigh,” Fakhouri claimed.  

Fakhouri says extra than just about anything, Astarte wants to set the horrendous incident powering her. Fakhouri claims Astarte and the officer-involved finished depositions in just the previous two months. Now, the spouse and children attorney is inquiring the city for a $2.1 million settlement for Astarte and her spouse and children. 

“For me as her attorney, it’s my task to convey resolution as speedily as probable but at an amount of money that fairly compensates her for the accidents she sustained,” Fakhouri said.  

Astarte, who had a short while ago graduated from 8th grade with honors, was a gifted basketball participant and pupil council president with a promising potential. The day she was operate about, Astarte and her brother ended up walking home when they bought stopped by protests in Roseland at 111th and South Michigan. Law enforcement requested those people close by to get on the ground and not to transfer.

Her family members legal professional mentioned that although Astarte survived the painful ordeal, the teenager carries on to deal with mental, physical and emotional agony.

“The most distinguished issue she is continuing to offer with is the PTSD that produced as a consequence of this incident,” Fakhouri mentioned. “In addition to that, on a far more actual physical stage, whilst she has healed from most of her injuries, her ideal leg proceeds to give out on her.” 

Astarte is now a significant school college student at Carver Navy. No matter of the pending litigation final result, she wishes the environment to know she’s an overcomer. 

“The most essential point I consider Astarte would want people today to know is she is resilient. She is sturdy, and she will overcome,” Fakhouri said.  

The town responded, refusing to comment on ongoing litigation when requested by WGN News.