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Plaintiff Donald Edwards brought suit against five officers and the City of Chicago, alleging that he was beaten in the course of an arrest while he was parked in his car committing no wrongful acts

Edwards v. Ford, et al., 09 C 3578 – Plaintiff Donald Edwards brought suit against five officers and the City of Chicago, alleging that he was beaten in the course of an arrest while he was parked in his car committing no wrongful acts. Defendants had a much different story, and said that Edwards matched the description of an offender who had just hid a gun in a nearby person’s bushes. When they came onto the scene, Edwards was in his car. Two officers went to the front of the car and one to each window. Edwards tried to put the car in drive and run over the officers, but one officer was able to get the car in park and pull Edwards out of the vehicle. After investigation, an independent third-party witness was deposed and stated that Edwards was “acting crazy” and tried to run over the police in his car. Plaintiff subsequently voluntarily dismissed the case.