Skip navigation
× You have 2 more free articles available this month. Subscribe today.

City of Chicago Settles Police Brutality Suit

The City of Chicago as employer of Police Officers Bolin, Fryerson, Crouch, Percy, and other officers who took part in an unjustified beating of a witness to a likewise unjustified arrest, settled in June 2012 the resultant suit for $100,000. Plaintiff LaMonte Simmons, the witness, was visiting neighbors when Officers Crouch and Percy pulled to a stop in front of the house, entered the house and arrested one of the neighbor’s children, putting him in a choke hold.
Plaintiff voiced his protest and was told to leave the scene, which he did by retreating to the property line. Plaintiff witnessed the officers, on the porch, slamming the arrested youth’s mother against the wall, and voiced his protest again. Officers called backup.
When backup arrived with several patrol cars and about ten officers, everyone in the house was arrested and the object of the officers’ wrath became the plaintiff. They held Simmons and assaulted him, then arrested him, too. The entire scene was videotaped from across the street, much to the officers’ chagrin. No arrests stuck, the City settled.
See: Simmons v. Officer Bolin, U.S.D.C. (N.D. Ill.), Case No. 1:11-cv-04549.

As a digital subscriber to Prison Legal News, you can access full text and downloads for this and other premium content.

Subscribe today

Already a subscriber? Login

Related legal case

Simmons v. Officer Bolin