Court of Appeals reverses decision in Goudy case

Court of Appeals reverses decision in Goudy case The Herald Bulletin by: Ken de la Bastide             May 4, 2019 After serving 16 years in prison and having his murder conviction vacated, Walter Goudy has won another victory in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Circuit Court on Wednesday ...

Jury Awards Man $100,000 in Arrest Case

By: Charles B. Pelkie Chicago—A federal jury last week awarded $100,000 to a man who alleged in a federal lawsuit five years ago that he was wrongfully arrested by Joliet police. Alfredo Oviedo Jr. alleged in a civil lawsuit that Officer Guy Jones arrested him without cause on charges of ...

Man convicted after prosecutors withheld evidence. Then it happened again – Sanctions imposed.

Man convicted after prosecutors withheld evidence. Then it happened again. March 28, 2017 By: Madeline Buckley, IndyStar Walter Goudy served nearly 16 years in prison before a federal appeals court determined that authorities in Madison County had withheld evidence that could have cleared his ...

Corruption lawsuit against Kane County Sheriff candidate – settled

Kane County paying $50K to settle asset forfeiture lawsuit involving sheriff candidate February 15, 2018 By: Hannah Leone, Aurora Beacon-News Kane County is paying $50,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by three people in a car improperly detained by a Kane County sergeant who’s ...

Video at heart of excessive‐force lawsuit against College of DuPage cops

Video at heart of excessive force lawsuit against College of DuPage cops November 6, 2015 By: Justin Kmitch A former College of DuPage student has filed a federal lawsuit against the college and two of its campus police officers alleging excessive force stemming from her arrest in December ...

Schaumburg settles 10th lawsuit against village, police officers

Schaumburg settles 10th lawsuit against village, police officers By: Sarah Freishtat, Chicago Tribune Schaumburg officials have agreed to settle out of court another police-related lawsuit filed against the village, as well as current and former police officers. It is the 10th lawsuit the ...