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 ...

Horwitz litigates on behalf of CPS students

Chicago Public Schools Students Sue for Bathroom Breaks  By: Ravi Baichwal         ABC7 Chicago  August 9, 2007    The parents of two students expelled from an elementary school on Chicago’s South Side have filed a class-action lawsuit.  They are suing Chicago Public Schools, administrators and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 […]