Plaintiff Robert Palmer brought suit against the City of Chicago and several individual police officers
Palmer v. City of Chicago, et al., 09 C 0904 – Plaintiff Robert Palmer brought suit against the City of Chicago and several individual police officers. Palmer alleged that he was on the way to the White Sox game by himself, when officers allegedly stopped him for no reason, accused him of scalping tickets, and beat him with a baton. The officers replied that they arrested Palmer for scalping tickets, and inventoried 15 tickets that were on his person. They replied that no beating ever occurred. After investigation uncovered that Palmer had no physical injuries from the alleged beating, and that another individual arrested at the same time and in the same place could not corroborate his account of the incident, Palmer evoluntarily dismissed his case.