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Uche P.C. Secures $1.625 Million Settlement for Family Subjected to Excessive Force by Chicago Police

Jun 9, 2023
Nenye Uche

Uche P.C. has achieved a $1.625 million settlement for a family viciously assaulted by Chicago Police officers, resulting in emotional distress and severe disorders including partial blindness.

Uche P.C. is pleased to announce that the City of Chicago has approved a settlement for our clients in the amount of $1.625 million in an excessive force case we filed in federal court on December 23, 2020.

To recap, on May 31, 2020, a family of five including four women, and an 18-year-old male, were surrounded in their vehicle and viciously assaulted and attacked by numerous Chicago Police Officers at the Brickyard Mall.

During the attack, police officers cursed at the family, screamed at them, pointed guns at them, damaged their vehicles with repeated baton strikes including smashing at their vehicle windows with batons; and ultimately dragged each family member out of their vehicle.

Video recording showed that the excessive force and vicious attack were completely unjustified.

Additionally, after the incident, each family member suffered various forms of severe emotional distress, including, being clinically diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, major depressive disorder, panic disorder as well as functional neurological symptom disorder: which led to blindness in one eye of one of the plaintiffs.

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