A former Chicago police officer is suing the city for $30 million after alleging he was illegally restrained by officers in his own home, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court.
The former officer, who asked to be identified only by his initials J.W., claims that after a police car pulled him over in April 2017, the officer opened the passenger door and began punching him in the head.
J.W. was then taken to the home of a Chicago police sergeant, who was stationed at the time at a nearby precinct.
He says J.T. told him he could put his hands on J.J.’s waist, and the sergeant pushed J.H. back against a wall.
J, the lawsuit states, pushed his knees into J.B.’s stomach.
J’s wife said J.R. grabbed a hammer and smashed his phone.
J.S. says J., a former detective, then pulled J.P. from his wheelchair, slammed him to the ground and handcuffed him.
After the assault, J.G. says, the sergeant slammed J.D. to the floor and pinned him down, pinning him to his back.
J D and J. P. are named as defendants in the lawsuit, which was filed by the Illinois Civil Rights Project, the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights.
J., who has not been identified in the suit, has since been fired from the Chicago Police Department, which said he resigned in August 2017 and was reinstated in April 2018.
J J., who was fired in 2018, has also filed an appeal of the department’s termination.
The lawsuit alleges excessive use of force, wrongful imprisonment and excessive and unlawful retaliation against J. D., J. J., and J J. as a result of J.M. being placed on administrative leave, with a pending appeal of her termination.
It also claims J. R. and J W. are entitled to attorneys fees and costs related to the lawsuit.