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Plaintiff, Russell Evans, brought suit against several individual officers and the City of Chicago for alleged violations of his civil rights

Evans v. Tavares, et al., 09 C 2817 – Plaintiff, Russell Evans, brought suit against several individual officers and the City of Chicago for alleged violations of his civil rights. Evans alleged that the three officers arrested him without incident, but charged him with possession of cocaine that wasn’t his. The officers responded that they watched Evans drop the drugs right in front of them, then arrested him and charged him with the drugs. Defendants won the case on a motion to dismiss for failure to prosecute the case. The plaintiff would not appear for his own deposition, and Defendants moved to dismiss. Judge Leinenweber granted Defendants’ motion to dismiss based on plaintiff’s failure to prosecute the case.