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Rare legal settlements demand officers pay too

Man who spent 27 years in prison exonerated of friend’s murder

Wrongfully convicted man awarded record amount

Alleged police-torture victim tastes freedom

Freed prisoner enjoys ‘first day of the rest of my life’

Ruling Tosses Parts of City Disorderly Conduct Law: Activists Sued After Being Arrested for Leafleting Near Armed Forces Recruiting Booth

Paraplegic claims indicted cops ridiculed him

Family of autistic boy sues city, police board

Man freed by clemency act: ‘I can breathe’

Cop accused of hitting handcuffed teen

Lawsuit claims cops lied about crash that killed 8-year-old

Clout-heavy contractor to pay $12 million in fraud settlement

Man imprisoned for nearly 25 years certified innocent

Exonerated man is taking Burge to court

Cops review time in custody: Ex-suspect’s suit says city police aren’t adhering to 48-hour limit

Glenview police board fires cop accused of lying at trial

Seeking justice for illegal searches and seizures in Illinois

“The right of the people to be secure … against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause…”

The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects citizens against unlawful searches and seizures as well as police brutality. If your home, car or other property has been illegally searched and you are facing a charge based on evidence gathered in that search, you need an experienced civil rights trial lawyer on your side.

At the law firm of Loevy & Loevy in Chicago, we are leaders in the field of civil rights law, with one of our main focuses being protecting people against illegal searches and seizures. In this new era of the Patriot Act, this has become even more important. Although cases involving unlawful searches and seizures can be very difficult to win and take hundreds, even thousands, of attorney hours to properly execute, we’ve achieved success in this area (see our Big Wins page for details).

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Have your Fourth Amendment rights been violated by an illegal search and seizure? Call 312-243-5900 or toll-free 888-644-6459 today for a free initial consultation with a distinguished civil rights attorney.

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Topic: Police Misconduct

5 University of Kentucky Football Players Sue Over False & Slanderous Charges

LEXINGTON, KY – Current and former University of Kentucky football players filed suit today against a Lexington cop who initiated false charges to frame and defame them after Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity members subjected them to racial slurs and physical assault. Attorneys for the football players say the false charges led to their temporary suspensions… Read More

Blistering COPA Report Points to Wider Chicago Police Scandal Beyond Disgraced Sgt. Ronald Watts

Chicago Office of Police Accountability (COPA) Stonewalled Release of Report Until FOIA Suit by Watts’ Victims Report calls one cop’s conduct “blatant contempt for the principles of justice, his oath, and the rule of law.” CHICAGO, IL — A blistering report from the City of Chicago’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) recommending the firing… Read More