False Arrest/Police Misconduct

Most police officers uphold the public trust and act responsibly.  However, in rare instances an officer may make a bad decision that has tragic consequences, causing a catastrophic injury or death by unnecessary force, assault or a wrongful use of tasers or firearms.  Our lawyers review cases involving allegations of excessive force, wrongful use of weapons and other incidents of police negligence. It is not necessary that police misconduct caused physical injury. False arrest or wrongful imprisonment without probable cause can result in serious financial or emotional damage for any individual. If we determine our clients have been victimized by police misconduct, we litigate not only seek appropriate compensation, but also act as an important safeguard in our society to ensure that the appropriate standards of police conduct are followed.

Successes

$327,500 Jury Award for Abusive Behavior by Cook County Sheriff Deputies

We represented a 77-year-old woman who was arrested at gunpoint and charged with felony obstruction of justice by Cook County Sheriff deputies for refusing to…

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$1.58 Million Award for Principal’s Unjust Arrest

Our client was a principal at a Chicago public school, where a fight involving at least six students broke out. At her direction, the school…

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$1.5 Million Award for Arrest Based on False Allegation, Alleged Confession

When he was a 15-year-old minor, our client was arrested for stabbing to death a 26-year-old woman. The arrest was based on the false allegation…

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