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Officers recovered a shotgun and handgun from a first floor closet and a handgun from a second floor bedroom

Chicago police officers responded to a call of shots fired at 6702 S. Green at approximately 2:30 a.m. Officers chased a suspected gunman into the residence. Officers recovered a shotgun and handgun from a first floor closet and a handgun from a second floor bedroom. Marlin Anderson and Marilyn Anderson were charged with possession of those guns. Both plaintiffs alleged they were falsely arrested...
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City of Chicago wins three court cases against police

The city won three cases in federal court on Thursday, all involving allegations against the police department. The legal victories are evidence that the city’s strategy to aggressively fight “meritless” lawsuits — rather than settle them – is working, said an attorney whose firm won two of the verdicts for the city Thursday. In 2009, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Supt. Jody Weis...
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Stephan Sanders alleged that he was falsely arrested and maliciously prosecuted on gun charges in an effort by police to cover up the fact that an off-duty police officer pulled a gun on him during a during a traffic stop and used racial epithets

Sanders v. City of Chicago, et al. – Stephan Sanders alleged that he was falsely arrested and maliciously prosecuted on gun charges in an effort by police to cover up the fact that an off-duty police officer pulled a gun on him during a during a traffic stop and used racial epithets. The lawsuit was quickly dropped after defense attorneys uncovered the fact that Mr. Sanders had been working as...
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Willie Davis brought suit against the City of Chicago and several officers alleging that they falsely arrested him and charged him with possession of a gun and drugs that were not his

Davis v. Dieball, et al., 09 C 2804 – Willie Davis brought suit against the City of Chicago and several officers alleging that they falsely arrested him and charged him with possession of a gun and drugs that were not his. Defendants allege that they stopped Davis in his car, and found him in possession of drugs and a gun. He was charged and arrested for those crimes. After pre-trial...
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Michael Glasper was convicted in 2006 for armed robbery of an employee at a City of Chicago parking garage

Glasper v. City of Chicago, et al. – Michael Glasper was convicted in 2006 for armed robbery of an employee at a City of Chicago parking garage. Glasper was convicted at a bench trial but was able to obtain a new trial and was then acquitted after a jury trial. Glasper then sued several Chicago police officers claiming they manipulated the parking lot attendant into identifying him as the armed...
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Gary Murray was arrested for possession of crack cocaine, resisting arrest and reckless conduct

Murray v. City of Chicago, et al. – Gary Murray was arrested for possession of crack cocaine, resisting arrest and reckless conduct. A finding of no probable cause was made by the criminal court and Murray then filed a civil suit against two Chicago police officers alleging that he was never in possession of crack cocaine and did nothing wrong and was subjected to excessive force. After a jury...
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