Man Dies After Eating 'White Substance' While Fleeing Waukegan Police; Family Says Officers Used Excessive ForceAvion Cotton died after police said he ingested a “white substance” during an arrest in north suburban Waukegan, and his family has accused officers of using excessive force, but the Lake County Coroner's office said there were no signs of physical trauma on his body.
Family To Sue CPD Over Wrongful Raid; Claiming Police Pointed Guns At Children, Didn't Promptly Provide WarrantA South Side family will file a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Chicago on Tuesday, accusing police officers of pointing guns at children and terrorizing the family when they raided the wrong home last month.
Former Marine Accuses LaSalle County Sheriff Of Illegal Strip Search; Incident Caught On VideoA former Marine has sued the LaSalle County Sheriff’s office, saying deputies “humiliated, degraded and dehumanized” her when they dragged her into a cell and forcibly stripped her naked after she was arrested on suspicion of DUI two years ago.
Family Suing Chicago Police After Officers Raid Wrong Apartment, Point Guns At ChildrenA family who says police raided the wrong home last November, and pointed guns at their 9- and 5-year-old sons, filed a federal lawsuit against the city on Wednesday.
CPD Officers Raid Wrong Home, Point Guns At 9-Year-Old Boy; 'My Life Flashed Before My Eyes'A Chicago family says they were left traumatized after police burst into their home with guns drawn and pointed, even at children.
Officer's 'Racist' Posts Key To Sterling Brown Suit Against Milwaukee PoliceThough an initial police report described Brown as aggressive, Police Chief Alfonso Morales has since apologized for the officers' behavior, saying they acted "inappropriately."
Video Shows Chicago Police Officer Striking Suspect Lying On GroundVideo posted on Facebook shows Jermaine Milan on his stomach on the street, with an officer straddling him, hitting him in the head.
Man Shot By Chicago Police In 2015 Sues City For Excessive ForceA South Side man has filed a federal lawsuit against the city, and five Chicago police officers, accusing the officers of using excessive force when they shot him during a traffic stop two years ago, after he called 911.
Officer On Desk Duty Amid Probe Into Video Of Apparent StompingA Chicago police officer has been stripped of his police powers and placed on desk duty, pending an investigation into a video showing him apparently stomping a man's head while a second officer was trying to restrain the man.
Sheriff Releases Videos Of Excessive Force Against Cook County Jail InmatesInmates being dragged, manhandled, and forced to the ground; Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has released six videos showing deputies using excessive force, saying the public has the right to know.
Officer Aldo Brown Gets Two Years For Beating Caught On VideoChicago police officer Aldo Brown was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for using excessive force in a beating that was captured by a security camera at a South Side convenience store.
Chicago Police Officer To Be Sentenced For Beating Caught On TapeA Chicago police officer convicted of beating a suspect inside a South Side convenience store four years ago was set to learn his fate on Wednesday.
Jury Deliberating In Excessive Force Case Against Chicago CopAldo Brown, 38, testified that he only began throwing punches at Jecque Howard in the Omar Salma shop on East 76th Street after he realized Howard had a handgun in his back pocket.
Chicago Police Commander To Go On Trial For Tough TacticsAt a time when much of the nation is debating the treatment of black suspects by white police officers, Cmdr. Glenn Evans' case unfolds against a different backdrop: He is a black officer credited with safeguarding black neighborhoods.
Case Continued For Chicago Man In Bloody Arrest In VirginiaIn a show of solidarity, supporters crowded into a courtroom Thursday as a University of Virginia student made his first court appearance after a bloody arrest outside a bar that sparked a police investigation.