Sixteen months after cops killed Joshua Beal, still no ruling on whether shooting was justified

Neither of the off-duty officers involved in the shooting or the dispute that preceded it were in full uniform, as police have claimed. By: Maya Dukmasova              Chicago Reader   Sixteen months ago off-duty Chicago police officer Joseph Treacy and police sergeant Thomas Derouin shot ...

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 ...

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 […]

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 ...