Both state law and the U.S. Constitution guarantee the right to observe and speak and public meetings.  We have litigated a number of cases in this area, and among other results, we have:

  • Forced the Chicago City Council to allow public comment at all City Council meetings after decades of violations
  • Defended local resident in suit filed against him by school board seeking to bar him from attending future school board meetings, resulting in injunctive relief and damages for our client, and sanctions against the school board who filed suit
Loevy Blog

Topic: Police Misconduct

Family Agrees to Record Settlement in Sylville Smith Police Shooting Case

MILWAUKEE – Late yesterday the family of Sylville K. Smith, a young man and father fatally shot by former police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown August 13, 2016, finalized a record $4 million settlement with the City of Milwaukee. It is the largest pre-trial settlement of a police shooting case in Milwaukee and Wisconsin history. In addition… Read More

Man Sues State’s Attorney Karen Donnelly and Ottawa Police Department Officers Who Tried to Frame Him

Kenneth Cusick Maliciously Prosecuted For Supposedly Causing His Wife’s Death OTTAWA, IL – Kenneth Cusick, whose investigation and prosecution for the supposed murder of his then-wife dragged out for over a decade, today filed a federal lawsuit against LaSalle County State’s Attorney Karen Donnelly, Ottawa Police Captain Dave Gualandri, Former LaSalle County Coroner Jody Bernard, … Read More