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Brian P. Gainer Secures Defense Verdict for Chicago Police Officers

February 19, 2014

Brian Gainer recently obtained another not liable verdict from a federal court jury in a police misconduct case against the City of Chicago.  In this latest victory, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant police officers stopped his car for no reason, used excessive force while beating and tazering him repeatedly, and then maliciously prosecuted him for crimes he did not commit.  The defendants denied the plaintiff’s allegations, and explained that they stopped the plaintiff for a traffic violation, and then used necessary force to get him into custody while he was fighting with them over the arrest.  The case was tried in the Northern District of Illinois before Judge Joan H. Lefkow, and the jury returned a verdict completely in favor of the defendants after an hour of deliberations.

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