Statement from Thresholds, NAMI-Chicago, and The Kennedy Forum Illinois on withdrawn City countersuit in Quintonio LaGrier case
Our hearts go out to Quintonio LeGrier’s family. Their continued exposure to trauma surrounding his tragedy is incomprehensible. We are relieved that Mayor Emanuel retracted the law department’s proposed countersuit, which was ill-conceived, insensitive, and a terrible waste of resources. Instead, the City should be investing deeply in community mental health services, an issue we have all championed as part of the Mayor’s Citywide Mental Health Crisis Steering Committee.
The Kennedy Forum Illinois