Jamie Kalven, an independent journalist in Chicago, fights to keep his sources regarding the Laquan McDonald shooting/video confidential.

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Sycamore agrees to pay Jack McCullough $350K to settle claims against the city. Loevy attorneys will continue to represent Mr. McCullough in his federal lawsuit against the remaining Defendants.

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Sabein Burgess is getting his day in court! Trial begins as our attorneys tries to get Mr. Burgess the justice he deserves. Baltimore Sun covering the trial.

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Loevy & Loevy files lawsuit on behalf Keith Cooper, who was wrongfully convicted and spent a decade in prison for a crime he didn't commit

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Melissa Hall, a former inmate in the Milwaukee County Jail, was shackled during labor, childbirth, and postpartum recovery. Now she's fighting back and hoping to end the much-condemned practice.

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Jon Loevy and Heather Lewis Donnell filed a lawsuit yesterday on behalf of a suburban daycare worker accused of killing a newborn.

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A team of Loevy attorneys has sued the Milwaukee County Sheriff on behalf of a woman who endured brutal treatment while giving birth in the Milwaukee County Jail.

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Partner Russell Ainsworth represents a prisoner who died in custody under circumstances that "breathed shadiness"

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Our attorneys Russel Ainsworth, Tess Kleinhaus, and Sam Heppell, won a $6.7 million jury verdict for a woman repeatedly raped in prison and shackled during labor.

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A team of attorneys from Loevy & Loevy filed a lawsuit after police fatally shocked Charles Todero 16 times with a taser.

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A lawsuit filed in Kentucky by Loevy attorney Elliot Slosar exposes Police who fabricated evidence and bullied witnesses.

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Attorney Elliot Slosar of Loevy & Loevy filed a new case in Kentucky for a client who was framed by police.

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Loevy Attorney Russell Ainsworth helped his client Jack McCullough obtain a Certificate of Innocence.

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Our attorney Liz Wang in the Boulder Office filed a lawsuit alleging that the Denver DA and CO Attorney General are stonewalling access to records concerning post-conviction review.

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Loevy & Loevy attorneys fight for activists' rights to be included at City Council meetings.

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Our attorney, Elliot Slosar, filed a wrongful conviction suit April 6 in Kentucky on behalf of cousins who were wrongfully convicted of murder.

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Loevy & Loevy attorney Elliot Slosar filed a lawsuit in Kentucky on April 5 on behalf of cousins who were framed for murder.

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After Loevy & Loevy sheds light on the problems of allowing police involved in shootings to review video and audio of the incidents before being interviewed, Wisconsin announced that it is changing that practice.

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Milwaukee County Jail refused medical providers requests to remove the shackles on Melissa Hall when she went in labor. Loevy & Loevy files lawsuit against this unconstitutional policy.

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Madison has settled a lawsuit brought by the family of Tony Robinson for $3.35 million, the largest settlement in state history for an officer-involved shooting, according to the family’s attorneys.

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Loevy & Loevy attorneys head to O'Hare International Airport to aid those effected by Trump's executive order banning refugees and restricting immigration.

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After spending nearly a quarter-century behind bars for a murder he says he did not commit, Shawn Whirl's conviction is the latest in Cook County to dissolve under claims of a coerced confession.

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Shawn Whirl, who alleges he confessed to murder because of torture by a Chicago police detective is likely to walk out of prison a free man after more than 24 years behind bars.

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Jermaine Walker filed a federal lawsuit against the Chicago police and the state's attorney investigator who allegedly planted drugs and perjured themselves. This came after Judge Catherine Haberkorn threw out his conviction and order Walker immediately released after nearly a decade in prison.

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Daniel Taylor, a man who spent two decades in prison for a double murder despite being in custody at the time, filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Chicago police coerced a confession and manufactured evidence

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Taylor alleges in a federal lawsuit he spent two decades in prison for a double murder he didn’t commit because Chicago police detectives buried evidence that he was locked up at the time of the slayings.

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A Cook County Judge ruled that the Chicago Police Department must turn over records involving its use of a secret cellphone tracking system as part of an ongoing open-records lawsuit filed by Freddy Martinez, a local activist.

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Cook County Circuit Judge Catherine Haberkorn threw out the evidence in the felony trial of Joseph Sperling after the defense submitted a video of the encounter that showed the officers involved had not followed the correct stop and search procedures.

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The Glenview Board of Fire and Police Commissioners has fired Glenview police officer James Horn, after being charged with lying on the stand during the 2014 drug trial of Joseph Sperling.

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The family of Donte Sowell has filed a lawsuit alleging that he was shot without justification by members of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

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Midwest Medical Records Association Inc. and plaintiffs Walter Solon and Cynthia Zaletel have reached a $2.2 million settlement to partially refund law firms who were overcharged for digital records between 2001 and 2007.

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Plaintiff's attorneys weigh in on the the Chicago Law Department's tendency to withhold potential evidence or otherwise hinder discovery requests in federal civil rights lawsuits against Chicago police officers.

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During the 20 years he spent in prison for a murder he didn't commit, Rodell Sanders taught himself law and wrote the court filings that eventually won him a new trial. With the help of attorneys from the University of Chicago's Exoneration Project, Sanders was acquitted by a Cook County Jury, and is now pursuing both a certificate of innocence and a lawsuit against the Chicago Heights Police Department.

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Professor Steven Salaita, whose job offer at the University of Illinois was withdrawn after he made anti-Israel comments on social media, has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging breach of contract and violation of his free speech rights.

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The University of Illinois should offer a job to controversial scholar Steven Salaita, who was denied an appointment by the Urbana-Champaign campus last year due to his anti-Israel Tweets.

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Until District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announces whether Officer Matt Kenny will face criminal charges for the March 6 shooting of 19-year-old Tony Robinson, questions remain.

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Matt Kenny – a Madison, WI police officer who killed Tony Robinson Jr., an unarmed black man – will not face criminal charges, District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said Tuesday, citing Mr. Robinson Jr.'s erratic behavior, including assault.

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In a federal lawsuit against the officers and agencies involved in Juan Rivera's wrongful conviction, Mr. Rivera's attorneys allege police planted evidence.

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Publications now can be sent directly to inmates in Kenosha County's detention facilities after the county agreed to change its policy following a federal lawsuit regarding the First Amendment rights of those incarcerated.

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A wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Darius Pinex which helped bring about a review of the city’s Law Department has been settled before a scheduled retrial.

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A Cicero police officer named Donald Garrity; who stands accused in a lawsuit of shooting Cesar Munive in the back and killing him; has requested a disability pension because he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after the shooting.

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Prosecutors have formally dropped murder charges against Jack MucCullough, the man convicted in what had been dubbed the nation’s oldest cold case to go to trial.

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The Chicago Police Department is being sued to turn over records regarding any purchases of cellular tracking equipment, whose use is under scrutiny by privacy activists.

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A federal jury deliberates over whether former Chicago Police officer and freed Death Row inmate Steve Manning deserves more than $20 million in damages after he accused two FBI agents of framing him.

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Kevin Majors, the former CTA bus supervisor who believes he was unfairly stripped of his retirement pension for publicly criticizing the agency’s bus service, is slated to finally get his benefits.

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Equipment failure and lax record-keeping plague Cook County's police surveillance program.

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Years after Marcus Lyon's conviction was vacated and his lawsuit alleging police misconduct filed, authorities have genetically linked another man to the rape which sent Lyons to prison for three years.

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After Curtis Lovelace's first trial ended in a hung jury, The Exoneration Project, led by Jon Loevy, joined the defense team and is now moving for a bond reduction.

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Chicago police are reviewing how long officers can hold and interrogate suspects without bringing them before a judge, a key issue in the civil rights lawsuit against the city brought by Joseph Lopez, who contends that police held him for five days before charges were dropped.

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Fourteen people have filed sworn statements in federal court alleging that Chicago police mistreated them in interrogation sessions lasting two or more days as part of an attempt to expand the federal lawsuit filed by Joseph Lopez into a class action.

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For the first time in two decades, Jon Burge will be called to testify (via videoconferencing from federal prison) in Alton Logan's lawsuit against him alleging that he and detectives under his command concealed exculpatory evidence from Logan's lawyer and Cook County prosecutors.

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Chicago aldermen gave preliminary approval for nearly $33 million in settlements regarding two police misconduct cases — one filed by Alton Logan and the other on behalf of Christina Eilman.

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John Koranda, the brother of a victim in the 2003 North Side porch collapse, accused the Daley administration in a federal lawsuit of partially blaming him in order to hide its own misconduct.

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James Kluppelberg spent nearly 25 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit after allegedly being beaten into confessing. He was granted a certificate of innocence by a Cook County judge who called the ordeal an “injustice,” according to his attorneys.

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Law firm Loevy & Loevy teamed up with the University of Chicago Law School in 2007 to start the Exoneration Project, whose work resulted in the release of James Kluppelberg and the dismissal of all charges against him. This success is part of a wider legacy in Illinois of lawyers teaming up with universities and various innocence projects in order to exonerate wrongfully convicted individuals.

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Tripped up by whistleblower Ryan Keiser, McHugh Construction has agreed to pay $12 million in fines to resolve a case involving alleged fraud on government programs intended to benefit women and minority-owned subcontractors.

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Jane Kasper, a Chicago police officer, alleges she was the victim of false arrest, imprisonment, and torture at the hands of fellow officers after she called the police during an argument with her brother.

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Michael Kanovitz, an attorney with the civil rights firm Loevy & Loevy, is representing two whistleblowers in a lawsuit against former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, who allegedly authorized the policies that allowed their torture at a U.S. military prison in Iraq after they alerted U.S. officials to suspected illegal activity by their employer, an Iraqi security company.

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Despite being granted parole more than twenty years after the now highly controversial conviction that landed him in prison, Lebrew Jones has never actually been cleared of the murder charges, which to this day make him virtually unemployable and often destitute. His new lawyer Anand Swaminathan, of the Chicago civil rights law firm Loevy and Loevy has taken on the challenge of overturning his conviction.

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The family of Gregory Jones filed a federal lawsuit alleging that police fabricated a story about a car chase to justify their speeding 20 miles over the limit through a Humboldt Park neighborhood when they struck both 11-year-old Datondra Mitchell, injuring her, and the 8-year-old Jones, who later died.

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Following the deposition of witnesses to the unmarked police car that struck and killed 8-year-old Gregory Jones and seriously injured 11-year-old Datondra Mitchell, several inconsistencies in the police reports suggest a possible cover-up on the part of the city to protect Officers Jackson and Del Boccio from accusations of reckless driving and breaking police protocol.

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On behalf of former Proviso West boys basketball assistant coach Michael Johnson, a federal lawsuit has been filed against the Proviso School District 209 Board of Education and others alleging a violation of Johnson's first amendment rights. Johnson was fired shortly after raising concerns about former basketball coach Chris Head's physical and verbal abuse toward players and some of their family members.

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A federal jury awarded a record $21 million to Juan Johnson, who spent more than a decade in prison after being wrongfully convicted of murder.

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Chicago police sergeant Edward Howard Jr. was charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct for allegedly slapping 19-year-old Gregory Jeffries while the teen was already handcuffed.

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Retired Chicago police Detective Michael Kill will testify in the hearing meant to determine whether Anthony Jakes' allegations against him regarding torture and coercion will result in Jakes' 1993 murder conviction being overturned.

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22 years after his testimony helped send South Side teenager Anthony Jakes to prison for murder, retired Chicago police Detective Michael Kill was back on a witness stand as part of an ongoing hearing to decide whether Jakes' 1993 conviction should be overturned.

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Lawyers for Darnell Foxx and Javell Ivory have asked that the two men be resentenced for their involvement in a drive-by shooting that killed two people and injured two others following the Supreme Court ruling that mandatory life sentences without parole for juvenile offenders are unconstitutional.

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A lawsuit filed on behalf of government watchdog group Better Government Association asserts that the IHSA should be subject to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act because it functions as a public body.

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Craig Huffman, a former official in Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate campaign, has filed a federal lawsuit accusing Chicago police of improperly arresting him on charges he sexually assaulted a hostess at a restaurant in the Gold Coast neighborhood.

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Having spent more than two decades in prison for a crime he didn't commit — and then another month fighting for his exoneration after Gov. Pat Quinn commuted his sentence — Tyrone Hood's conviction has finally been vacated with the help of his lawyers.

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Tyrone Hood, who served 22 years for a crime he maintains he did not commit, has been granted clemency by Gov. Pat Quinn, as one of the governor's last acts in office.

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A claim has been filed on behalf of Dellace Holten Jr. seeking to dismiss charges against him on the basis that Genoa police officers Robert Smith and John Klink shot Dellace Holten Jr. as he cowered inside a car, then lied to investigators and tampered with evidence.

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A federal lawsuit filed on by Dorothy Hobson on behalf of her son Kenneth Hobson claims officials at the Lake County Jail never took him to see a judge in the 16 days he was there and let him die from dehydration.

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Madison Hobley, one of the four Death Row inmates pardoned by Gov. George Ryan before he left office, filed a federal lawsuit accusing Chicago police of torturing and framing him for setting a 1987 fire that killed seven people, including his wife and infant son.

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Following a U.S. Magistrate Judge's order that Area 2 police detectives submit to depositions in the civil case filed by Madison Hobley, defense attorney James Sotos plans to appeal the ruling with another judge. Failing that, there is a possibility that the detectives would take the Fifth.

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Harold Hill is suing Chicago police over allegations of torture, saying he was beaten and forced to confess to a murder he didn’t commit and for which he was later exonerated on DNA evidence.

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To settle a wrongful-conviction lawsuit against the Chicago police, the city recently agreed to pay Harold Hill $1.25 million. More unusual is the fact that the two detectives in the case paid a portion of the settlement, each contributing $7,500 at Hill and his attorneys' insistence.

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Harold Hill spent more than 12 years in prison before DNA testing cleared him of rape and murder charges. He has since sued Chicago police, saying he was forced to confess falsely to the 1990 slaying of Kathy Morgan on the South Side.

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Courtney Harris's lawsuit against the Chicago Police alleging that she planted a gun in exchange for her boyfriend's promised release from jail has ended in a $50,000 settlement, and suspension without pay for the cops involved.

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A federal jury ordered former police officer Brian Quilici and the McHenry County town he once served to pay $450,000 to Ryan Hallet, whom he was accused of beating in an off-duty bar brawl.

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A McHenry County grand jury indicted two police officers and a former police officer in the beating of Ryan Hallet outside of a bar near Fox Lake.

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Days after Chicago police promoted their expanded training for dealing with people with autism, Oscar Guzman, a teen with the disorder, was allegedly struck by an officer who ignored the family’s pleas.

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Oscar Guzman's family has filed a federal lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department alleging that officers beat the autistic teenager after he couldn't answer their questions about a case.

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Chicago Police Officers Jerome Finnigan and John Burzinski and others face allegations that they burst into Rene Guerrero's home without a warrant, looted it, and ridiculed his paraplegia while he was cuffed face down.

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The key witness in the 1995 trial of Mather football star Yarmo Green — which resulted in his murder conviction and a 40 year sentence — has recanted her testimony, saying the police forced her to lie.

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Jonathan Grayson, freed after spending more than a decade wrongly imprisoned for murder, has sued Aurora, alleging police manipulated evidence that resulted in his conviction.

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After being exonerated of a murder for which he spent 11 years in prison, Jonathan Grayson has been given the go-ahead to pursue a lawsuit against Aurora police officers he maintains withheld evidence and coerced his false confession.

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Prosecutors have agreed to a hearing to reexamine whether the fire that led to Adam Gray's life sentence was in fact arson in light of advances in fire investigation.

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A federal jury has awarded $200,000 to Leroy Gordon, a Chicago man who charged United Airlines with race, sex and age discrimination after he was dismissed as a flight attendant in 1997.

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In ruling on a lawsuit filed by Donald Goldhamer and Robin Schirmer — arrested while leafleting at the Taste of Chicago in 2006; U.S. District Judge John O'Grady ruled that parts of the city's Disorderly Conduct Ordinance were unconstitutional due to their vagueness.

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A Riverdale man alleges in a federal lawsuit that his girlfriend’s attempt to do a good deed by returning a cell phone found in an alley turned into a nightmare where police framed him for a robbery.

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David and John Fox, who were handcuffed and held in jail for three days and charged with multiple counts of aggravated battery, will learn today whether the city council will approve a settlement of $197,000 offered by the city’s law department.

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A federal jury awarded more than $2 million to Timothy Finwall over his claims of being falsely arrested and charged with attempted child abduction.

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Gov. Blagojevich issued pardons to four Chicago men — Paul Terry, Michael Evans, LaFonso Rollins, and Dana Holland — whose wrongful convictions had led to prison time ranging from 10 to 27 years before DNA testing exonerated them.

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A federal jury in Chicago awarded $4.2 million to a West Side couple whose infant was taken into protective custody for more than 8 months after two Chicago detectives allegedly lied to state investigators.

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Thomas Dunn, Denny Robinson, and Leonard Kimble have filed a class action lawsuit against the city of Chicago charging that police officers inhumanely and unlawfully held them for questioning in poorly equipped interrogation rooms.

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Lorenzo Doles and Victor Edmonson have filed a lawsuit alleging that a Harvey deputy marshal helped a detective rob and beat them just days before he was arrested in a holdup on Chicago’s West Side.

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The city is poised to pay $415,000 to a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by two then-Chicago police officers.

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Cook County prosecutors have reopened their investigation into a 20-year-old rape and murder of a suburban girl that resulted in convictions for five teenagers after DNA testing linked a convicted rapist to the crime.

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Robert Taylor, Jonathan Barr, James Harden, Shainne Sharp, and Robert Veal — collectively known as the Dixmoor 5 — have filed a federal lawsuit alleging crooked cops framed them after it came out that they were wrongfully convicted of murder while they were teenagers.

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Adolfo Davis' involvement in a 1990 double homicide and his subsequent life sentence are being reconsidered in what is believed to be the first resentencing hearing in Cook County after the Supreme Court determined that their decision finding mandatory life sentences for juveniles unconstitutional is also retroactive.

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Despite the fact that allegations of rape brought against him by a 19-year-old police department intern ended in a $650,000 settlement, and that an internal investigation found he provided the aforementioned minor with alcohol and drove a police vehicle while under the influence, Forest Park police officer Young Lee wasn't charged with a crime and remains on the force.

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Keith Cooper, sentenced to 40 years in prison for an armed robbery he swears he did not commit and subsequently released with a felony record after his co-defendant's conviction was overturned, has petitioned Indiana Governor Mike Pence for a pardon based on innocence, which if granted would be the first of its kind in state history.

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As Mike Pence abandons a re-election bid for Indiana governor in order to cultivate a national image as Donald Trump’s running mate, he may leave unanswered a historic pardon request involving the wrongful conviction of Chicago native Keith Cooper.

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Two separate settlements totaling almost $60 million were approved between November 2010 and January 2011 for Cook County jail prisoners who were strip searched before being released.

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Officers Gildardo Sierra and Raoul Mosqueda's account of the traffic stop that ended in the death of Darius Pinex has fallen apart amid allegations of a cover-up by the police and the city. The controversy threatens to overturn a jury verdict in the officers' favor, potentially exposing the city to millions of dollars in liability.

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A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by Indiana Department of Correction inmate Tyler Collins against the city of Lafayette and Officer Bernie Myers.

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Dana Holland and Christopher Coleman forged a friendship as cellmates in Menard Correctional Center that sustained them both through years of doubt, pursuit of exoneration, and, at last, freedom.

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A federal jury has held two Chicago police officers liable for the unreasonable search of Coprez Coffie, who alleges that the officers sodomized him with a screwdriver during a search for drugs.

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A 22-year-old woman who was allegedly raped by two on-duty Chicago police officers has filed a federal lawsuit alleging a “widespread practice” of abuse within the department that goes largely unpunished.

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Citing the public’s interest in shielding whistleblowers from retaliation, a federal judge threw out a counterclaim filed against Matthew Cieszynski, who accused his employer LifeWatch of defrauding the government.

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Civil rights law firm Loevy & Loevy is working pro bono to get a new criminal trial for Carl Chatman: convicted of raping a white woman despite a complete lack of physical evidence, his own mental illness muddling the confession, and a pattern of rape accusations and lawsuit settlements on the part of the woman.

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Carl Chatman spent more than a decade in prison before Cook County prosecutors set aside his conviction due to serious doubts about the motives of his accuser and the integrity of the investigation, including an anonymous internal complaint filed against Detective Kriston Kato accusing him of beating Chatman and coercing a confession.

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The families of Demetri Centera and Michael Dunbar — both killed in shootings by Chicago police officers in 2006 — filed wrongful death lawsuits against the city and Police Department.

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If two civil suits accusing Milwaukee police officers of illegal cavity and strip searches are successful, the city could be out hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages and legal bills.

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Veteran Chicago attorney Arthur Loevy is representing a young man who was forced into a Chicago police SUV against his will and driven to the Humboldt Park block where a video shows him being taunted by onlookers.

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Eric Caine was finally released by court order after more than two decades in prison for a crime that he maintains he was coerced into confessing to by disgraced former police Cmdr. Jon Burge and detectives under him.

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The Chicago City Council signed off on a $10 million payout to settle Eric Caine's lawsuit after his confession was thrown out by a judge due to his being threatened and punched by two detectives working under Jon Burge.

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After 25 years behind bars, Eric Caine walked out from behind the stark stone walls of Menard Correctional Center a free man.

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Chicago man Dean Cage, freed after DNA cleared him of a rape for which he spent 12 years in prison, has alleged in a federal lawsuit that he was framed by Chicago police.

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Four men have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Chicago police officers beat them in an unprovoked attack after exiting a bar on the North Side.

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Four bar patrons who allege that they were beaten by at least five cops outside Carol's Pub have filed a federal lawsuit.

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Michael McDermott, a former Chicago Police detective who allegedly witnessed former Cmdr. Jon Burge torture a suspect, is expected to be a key prosecution witness in Burge's upcoming trial.

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A Cook County Circuit Court jury awarded $11 million to Lewis Borsellino to conclude a long-running business dispute between the CME veteran and ex-NYSE chief Gerald Putnam and software moguls Stuart and MarrGwen Townsend.

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Ronald Bell's brother Stacey says he pleaded with a Streamwood police officer to stop striking his brother, and saw no reason for the attack.

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Officer James Mandarino has been charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct after a video surfaced showing him beating Ronald Bell with a metal baton despite Bell's continued compliance.

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Ben Baker — who insisted at his trial on drug charges that he was framed by Sgt. Ronald Watts and police under his command — is seeking to overturn his own conviction in light of Watts's prison sentence following federal corruption charges.

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The case of a South Side man framed by crooked Chicago Police officers, wrongfully imprisoned for a decade and finally released this week when charges were dropped, is an indictment of the entire Chicago Police Department, the man's civil rights attorneys charged on Friday.

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Corrupt Chicago police Sgt. Ronald Watts framed part-time drug dealer Ben Baker on a narcotics charge in retaliation for refusing to pay a protection fee of $1,000, court records show.

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After serving 10 years on drug charges that he maintains were fabricated, Ben Baker has been released from prison on account of a court filing that proves CPD internal affairs were aware of corruption allegations involving Sgt. Ronald Watts, who provided key testimony in Baker's case.

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A man who spent 27 years in prison for the 1980 slaying of his childhood friend was exonerated Thursday of criminal charges in the case.

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