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Burrell v. Village of Sauk Village, 2017 IL App (1st) 163392

May 4, 2017

Summary judgment in favor of defendant police officers was affirmed. The police officer defendants arrested and charged Burrell with the murder of his one month old niece, and after his acquittal by a jury, he filed claims against the officers for malicious prosecution and intentional infliction of emotional distress. On appeal, it was shown that despite the not guilty verdict in the criminal case, probable cause still existed to charge Burrell with murder.

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