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Brian P. Gainer Earns Defense Verdict for Chicago Police Officers

August 29, 2013

Brian P. Gainer received a defense verdict for his clients, two Chicago Police Officers. The plaintiff alleged false arrest and unlawful search, and claimed emotional distress and mental anguish as a result of the arrest and for time spent in Cook County jail. The on-duty officers overheard a conversation about the sale of narcotics coming from an apartment and charged the plaintiff with possession of a controlled substance. The plaintiff claimed that the defendants did not recover drugs from her and lied so that they could send her to prison. The charges against the plaintiff were later dismissed. The defendants maintained that they had probable cause to arrest the plaintiff because they observed her with narcotics in her possession. The jury returned its defense verdict in just over an hour.

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