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 ...

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 ...

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 […]

Tribune: Horwitz representing young boy over artwork

Chicago city clerk scraps sticker design amid gang concerns February 8, 2012 By: John Byrne and Jeremy Gorner             Chicago Tribune A 15-year-old boy will lose the honor of seeing his city sticker design adorn Chicago windshields amid questions about whether the artwork contains gang ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...