El bufete de abogados Blake Horwitz realiza una demanda contra el Hospital Northwestern Memorial.

Como se informó en las noticias, el caso es el siguiente: El 18 de marzo, enfermera Lauri Mazurkiewicz del Hospital Northwestern Memorial, envió un correo electrónico a sus compañeros de trabajo, avisándoles que los cubrebocas del hospital no son apropiados para prevenir la propagación del ...

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 ...

Chicago Fire Fighter Attacked by Superior Officer for not Following “Code of Silence”

Chicago fire lieutenant charged with misdemeanor after fistfight at fire station, authorities say By: Tony Briscoe            Chicago Tribune March 29, 2018   A Chicago Fire Department lieutenant faces a misdemeanor charge after he punches his colleague, John Copeland, in the face at a Far ...

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 ...

12 lawsuits in one day against Blue Island

12 suits filed against Blue Island in wake of immigrant’s death  By: Marcus K. Garner and Chris Hack           Daily Southtown  Twelve lawsuits alleging police beatings, false arrests and malicious prosecutions by Blue Island police were filed Thursday in federal court.  “What we really want to ...