Man Fatally Shot by Off-Duty  Chicago Police Officers

On November 5th, 2016, in the early afternoon, Joshua Beal, his girl-friend Ashley Phifer, and other members of a funeral procession were leaving a funeral for Mr. Beal’s cousin at a cemetery in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood to visit an extremely ill relative at a hospital, when a ...

$180K settlement for police brutality

$180,000 settlement for police brutality  By: Nicholas Alajakis           Lake County News-Sun  August 16, 2007  A former Waukegan man has settled an excessive force lawsuit against city police officers.  The city of Waukegan agreed to pay Roy Castillo $180,000 last week, stemming from an April ...

Record $28 Million Verdict

Jury Award Paralyzed Man $28 Million – Most ever in Chicago Cop Case  October 26, 1999  By: Matt O’Connor and Lola Smallwood            Chicago Tribune With surprising swiftness, a federal jury on Monday awarded $28 million to the family of a man who suffered a paralyzing injury in an alleged ...

11 family members sue corrupt cops – settle for $700,000

Family Abused by Police Settle for $700,000  By: Anthony Ponce and Ally Clark   February 4, 2012  The city of Chicago has agreed to pay $700,000 to settle a 2006 lawsuit filed by a South Side family alleging abuse and extortion from rouge police officers.  “We were constantly in fear. Every ...

Rolling Meadows government sued over illegal barricades

Rolling Meadows, police sued over apartment barricades   By: Kristen Kridel          Chicago Tribune  June 17, 2008  The owners of a Rolling Meadows apartment complex filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday charging that their civil rights are being violated by a police decision to block off most ...

Horwitz successful on appeal in civil rights case

By Jordyn Reiland        Chicago Daily Law Bulletin A woman who claimed Zion police officers used excessive force during a 2014 arrest was denied a fair trial when she was not allowed to show evidence of a past police encounter, a federal appeals panel ruled. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

Tribune: Horwitz represented man tasered 11 times

Lawsuit alleges cops used Tasers on wrong man by: Dan Hinkel                                            Chicago Tribune After misidentifying him as a wanted man, Chicago Police shocked a motorist 11 times in four minutes, the man alleges in […]

Nurse wins false arrest case – $78K

Lisa Hofstra Settles with City for $78K: Nurse Handcuffed by Cop for not Drawing Blood on Command May 3, 2010                                        The Huffington Post   A nurse who was handcuffed by a Chicago Police Officer when she […]

Chicago Police act like terrorists – Homan Square fiasco

March 20, 2015 by: Spencer Ackerman and Jenn Stanley              The Guardian Chicago police officers followed and yelled “that they were watching” two men whom they “essentially kidnapped” at Homan Square, according to the first federal civil-rights lawsuit to stem ...

Judge declines to toss suit against V.A. officer in ‘road rage’ incident

Judge declines to toss suit against V.A. officer in ‘road rage’ incident Volume 162, No.178 September 12, 2016 By: Patricia Manson A man who alleges an off-duty law enforcement officer held a gun to his head following a “road rage” incident has been given the go-ahead to ...