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.
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