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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

Seeking justice for illegal searches and seizures in Illinois

“The right of the people to be secure … against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause…”

The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects citizens against unlawful searches and seizures as well as police brutality. If your home, car or other property has been illegally searched and you are facing a charge based on evidence gathered in that search, you need an experienced civil rights trial lawyer on your side.

At the law firm of Loevy & Loevy in Chicago, we are leaders in the field of civil rights law, with one of our main focuses being protecting people against illegal searches and seizures. In this new era of the Patriot Act, this has become even more important. Although cases involving unlawful searches and seizures can be very difficult to win and take hundreds, even thousands, of attorney hours to properly execute, we’ve achieved success in this area (see our Big Wins page for details).

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Have your Fourth Amendment rights been violated by an illegal search and seizure? Call 312-243-5900 or toll-free 888-644-6459 today for a free initial consultation with a distinguished civil rights attorney.

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Topic: Police Misconduct

Activist Who Helped Force Release of Laquan McDonald Video Sues for All Videos of Harith “Snoop” Augustus Shooting

CPD is refusing to release any further videos despite releasing its version of events and a partial edited video. CHICAGO – Civil rights activist William Calloway this morning sued the Chicago Police to compel the public release of all videos of the July 14th police shooting of South Shore barber Harith “Snoop” Augustus. CPD has… Read More

Jury awards $17 million to man framed by Chicago cops for 1988 murder

Jacques Rivera spent 21 years wrongfully imprisoned after he was framed by notorious Chicago Detective Reynaldo Guevara. Jacques Rivera hunched forward at the courtroom table Friday and pressed his forehead to the fingertips of his folded hands, whispering a prayer as the jury filed in. When the verdict was read — more than $17 million… Read More