Civil Trial

Lavelle Watts Jr. (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

Man Charged With Throwing Courtroom Chair At Cop He Accused Of Assaulting Him

Just moments after a federal jury ruled against Lavelle Watts Jr., and in favor of Officer Joshua Sawyer, the Joliet cop Watts had sued, an enraged Watts grabbed a chair and flung it at Sawyer, witnesses said.

02/15/2013

Karolina Obrycka discusses a jury's verdict awarding her $850,000 in damages for injuries she suffered when off-duty Chicago police officer Anthony Abbate beat her in 2007. Abbate was also convicted at an earlier criminal trial and was fired from the police department. (Credit: CBS)

Jury Awards $850K To Woman Beaten By Chicago Cop Anthony Abbate

A federal jury has ruled against the city of Chicago and a former Chicago police officer, in a civil trial alleging a code of silence in the Chicago Police Department led to the brutal beating of a female bartender five years ago.

11/13/2012