Victim’s Family Seeks Justice for Deadly, Racially Motivated Shooting by Chicago Police Officers in Mount Greenwood

On July 25, 2017, The Blake Horwitz Law Firm filed suit against the City of Chicago and several police officers on behalf of Ashley Phifer and her two children for the deadly shooting of Joshua Beal by two off-duty Chicago police officers.  On November 5, 2016, Mr. Beal and his fiancé, Ms. ...

Kane County paying $50K to settle asset forfeiture lawsuit involving sheriff candidate

By: Hannah Leone               Chicago Tribune   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 running for sheriff. An Illinois appeals court ruled in October that Kane County Sgt. Ronald ...

Family sues city of Yorkville after video reveals police taunting man

by: Megan Jones                           The Chicago Tribune   Yorkville woman and her 45-year-old son are suing the city of Yorkville and two of its police department employees after an officer urged the man who was choking himself to “finish yourself off.” The lawsuit was […]

Medical care suit against CPD still on

by: Patricia Manson                 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin January 16, 2019   A man who alleges Chicago police denied his repeated requests for medical care after he was arrested in a “road rage” incident got the go-ahead to pursue a Fourth Amendment claim. In a written ...

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 for Police Brutality

In 1999, attorney Blake Horwitz won a verdict from a federal jury awarding Joseph Regalado $28 million for debilitating injuries he suffered from Chicago police officers—this was and remains the largest verdict ever obtained against the City of Chicago for police brutality and excessive force. ...

Family Settles with the City for $700,000 After Months of Abuse by Corrupt Cops

In 2012, the City of Chicago agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by The Blake Horwitz Law Firm on behalf of a family from Chicago’s South Side that was abused and extorted for nearly a year by four corrupt Chicago police officers. As described by the Chicago Tribune, starting in 2004, a group of ...

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 ...

Seventh Circuit Grants New Trial for 2014 Excessive Force Incident by Zion Police

On August 24, 2018, The Blake Horwitz Law Firm earned a new trial for Kasey Burton when the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a lower court abused its discretion by preventing Ms. Burton from introducing evidence of a previous incident where Zion police officers used excessive force ...