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 ...

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 ...

Police falsely claim that quadriplegic punched officer

How Could Quadriplegic Punch a Cop?  By: Frank Main          The Chicago Sun-Times  July 25, 2008  Man claims police ‘were kicking me and punching me,’ even though he kept yelling, ‘I’m paralyzed’  A quadriplegic man sued the Chicago Police Department in federal court Thursday, claiming ...

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 […]

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 ...