Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dear law colleagues: I’m seeking counsel for plaintiff in civil rights/Taser abuse action in U.S. Dist. Ct. for Northern District of Illinois

To my lawyer colleagues–I’m seeking counsel for a client in a civil rights/Taser abuse action now pending in U.S. Dist. Ct. for the Northern District of Illinois. Most of the following is in the plaintiff’s own words, to convey factual details and the intensity of his experience more accurately. If you are interested in pursuing this representation, please contact me by e-mail right away. Thanks.

“I am seeking counsel for a client in the Northern District of Illinois. The Plaintiff is suing a local suburban police department - with a systemic pattern of civil rights violations - for violation of his civil rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, resulting from excessive and brutal acts of violence being committed against him while he was handcuffed and lying on the ground (i.e., kicks to the face and tasers while handcuffed).

“Specifically, police officers shot the plaintiff with multiple hand-held Taser weapons (for several minutes) while the Plaintiff was handcuffed. At no time did the Plaintiff offer any physical resistance to any of the officers. Prior to the encounter with the police officers, the Plaintiff had visited the home of his estranged wife in order to deliver a birthday present and card for his then 9-year-old daughter. While delivering a birthday present to his daughter, the Plaintiff was subjected to unprovoked threats from his father-in-law - who resides with the Plaintiff’s estranged wife and (now) 11-year old daughter.

“Although the Plaintiff was on the receiving-end of unprovoked threats by father-in-law at his daughter’s home, the plaintiff left the home peacefully. While returning home (via walking), the plaintiff was subjected to a false arrest and the above-described acts of violence.”

Not much to report on training

I have been doing some roadwork and trying to be consistent with that. Mostly, I've been lawyering, writing, and hustling to get more business so I can do more lawyering. How are you, my friendly readers, doing? I hope you're enjoying your summer (or winter in the southern hemisphere)?