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Rare legal settlements demand officers pay too

Man who spent 27 years in prison exonerated of friend’s murder

Wrongfully convicted man awarded record amount

Alleged police-torture victim tastes freedom

Freed prisoner enjoys ‘first day of the rest of my life’

Ruling Tosses Parts of City Disorderly Conduct Law: Activists Sued After Being Arrested for Leafleting Near Armed Forces Recruiting Booth

Paraplegic claims indicted cops ridiculed him

Family of autistic boy sues city, police board

Man freed by clemency act: ‘I can breathe’

Cop accused of hitting handcuffed teen

Lawsuit claims cops lied about crash that killed 8-year-old

Clout-heavy contractor to pay $12 million in fraud settlement

Man imprisoned for nearly 25 years certified innocent

Exonerated man is taking Burge to court

Cops review time in custody: Ex-suspect’s suit says city police aren’t adhering to 48-hour limit

Glenview police board fires cop accused of lying at trial

Police brutality and excessive force trial attorneys

In recent years, no law firm in Chicago has been more successful in litigating police brutality and police misconduct cases than Loevy & Loevy. In fact, we have litigated more than twice as many excessive-use-of-force cases as any other firm in Chicago, and this experience allows our attorneys to better serve our clients. Our civil rights trial lawyers have secured numerous jury verdicts of more than $1 million for our excessive force clients, as well as scores of police brutality settlements totaling millions of dollars.

If you have been the victim of police brutality in Illinois or anywhere in the nation, it is critical to have an experienced civil rights law firm on your side with the resources to fully pursue your case. For a free initial consultation with a seasoned civil rights lawyer, contact us today.

For more information on our success in police brutality cases, see our Big Wins page.

Recoveries for all damages due to police brutality

We are not simply looking for quick settlements and obvious cases of police brutality and excessive force. Unlike most civil rights law firms, we also take on plenty of meritorious but “small” cases. Just because a person did not suffer broken bones or permanent damage as a result of the brutality, it does not mean their suffering is not worthy of an aggressive pursuit of justice. Sometimes, the worst damages in police brutality cases are emotional. These cases may not result in as many lucrative settlements or verdicts, but they are still an important part of our philosophy to right wrongs and make sure justice is served.

Representation beyond Chicago

Many of our cases are against the City of Chicago, but we also handle significant cases throughout Illinois and around the nation.

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If you have been the victim of police brutality, regardless of where you are, call 312-243-5900, toll-free 888-644-6459 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation.

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Topic: Police Misconduct

Mass Exoneration Highlights Chicago’s Continuing Failure to Discipline Police

It was a stunning achievement. At one stroke, on November 16th, 15 men falsely accused and convicted of serious crimes had their convictions overturned when mounting and overwhelming evidence demonstrated that their police accusers were themselves criminals who engaged in the serious crimes of framing these men. Later that night, seven alleged corrupt cops were… Read More

Indiana Man Exonerated Through State’s First Gubernatorial Pardon Based on Innocence Sues Cops Who Framed Him

Keith Cooper’s case drew national attention as then-Governor Mike Pence pandered to his “alt-right” base by refusing to pardon a wrongfully convicted black man. His successor, Governor Holcomb, pardoned Cooper within four weeks of entering office. November 6, 2017 – Today the first person in Indiana history to win a gubernatorial pardon based upon actual… Read More