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Plaintiff Christopher Monroe – one of the suspected shooters – alleged he was punched in the face several times and kicked in the face several times

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. Plaintiff Christopher Monroe – one of the suspected shooters – alleged he was punched in the face several times and kicked in the face several times. Plaintiff Marlin Anderson claimed she was choked by police officers for no reason. The police officers denied the allegations and testified that upon entering the residence plaintiff Monroe punched an officer in the face and that the officer responded by punching Monroe in the face and handcuffing him. The officers also testified that Marlin Anderson was never choked and that she was arrested for obstructing their pursuit of Mr. Monroe. After a three day jury trial, the jury, in little over an hour, returned a verdict in favor of both police officer defendants. The four plaintiffs in the case had asked the jury to award them $250,000.