Lawsuit alleges cops used Tasers on wrong man

After misidentifying him as a wanted man, Chicago Police shocked a motorist 11 times in four minutes, the man alleges in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday against the city. Accusing the police of conduct that “amounted to torture” following a May 2010 traffic stop, Chicagoan Josue ...

Lisa Hofstra Settles With City For $78K:Nurse Handcuffed By Cop For Not Drawing Blood On Command

A nurse who was handcuffed by a Chicago Police Officer when she refused to draw blood from a drunk-driving suspect fast enough for him in August settled her lawsuit against the officer for $78,000. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Lisa Hofstra, a nurse at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical ...

Kidnapped’ victims of Chicago police detail ordeal in federal civil-rights suit

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 from a cascade of allegations about the secretive compound. In a suit filed ...

Lawsuit claims Naperville police used excessive force

A Cicero town official has filed a federal lawsuit alleging excessive force when Naperville police arrested her over a year ago. On July 31, 2013, Frances Reitz, the town collector in Cicero, was at the home of her fiancé as police investigated a report of the man’s brother possibly being ...

Family seeks justice after Waukegan man fatally shot by police

The family of man who was shot and killed at a Highland Park hospital is suing the city’s police department. Christopher Anderson’s family said police used excessive force against him. “I’d like to find justice for my family,” said mother Venus Anderson. ...

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

CHICAGOLAWBULLETIN.COM Volume 162, No.178 Serving Chicago’s legal community for 161 years MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 1 • tin Judge declines to toss suit against V.A. officer in ‘road rage’ incident BY PATRICIA MANSON Law Bulletin staff writer A man who alleges an off-duty law ...

Jury Awards Man $100,000 in Arrest Case

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 unlawful use of a weapon, ...

‘They looked like Isis’: masked raid led to ‘kidnapping’ at Chicago police site

Men recall incommunicado detention in caged room ‘like a dog’ for hours Nine victims have emerged from Homan Square despite police denials Spencer Ackerman in New York with Zach Stafford in Chicago Wednesday 4 March 2015 10.13 EST When the group of armed masked men burst into the Paseo Boricua ...