Protecting You Against Police Misconduct
Police officers are supposed to keep citizens safe, protecting us and doing all they can to ensure that laws are obeyed. Who can you turn to when the cops are lawbreakers and you need protection from the police?
You turn to a law firm known across Chicago, Cook County and northern Illinois as one that delivers justice to those who have been abused at the hands of police officers. The skilled lawyers of Christopher Smith Trial Group are relentless in the fight against police misconduct whether it is in the city or in the suburbs.
Our Record Of Effectiveness
No one should have to endure police misconduct, but the thought of taking on the police department is intimidating. You don’t have to take them on alone, however. With a Chicago police misconduct attorney on your side, the law becomes a weapon you use to fight injustice.
That’s a fight we have fought many times, and won. Here is a brief sample of our results:
- $7.9 million: For our client in Jackson v. City of Chicago, who was subjected to wrongful arrest and false accusations that resulted in 10 months in jail on a charge that was eventually dropped.
- $3.7 million: Awarded to our clients in Adams v. City of Chicago. They had been beaten, subjected to racial epithets and falsely charged by city cops.
- $3.5 million: A jury verdict in a police choking case.
- $560,000: False arrest and malicious prosecution against our client.
- $300,000: A settlement for women who were sexually harassed by an officer.
- $250,000: Jury verdict in a case of false arrest.
- $1.2 million settlement for false arrest.
- $790,000 jury award for false arrest and illegal search.
Our record of results shows that our attorneys are devoted to protecting your civil rights and that they fight police misconduct to win. We are also proud to represent prisoners in jails and prisons who have suffered rights violations behind bars.
No Matter The Form Of Police Misconduct, We Will Be On Your Side
Regardless of the type of police misconduct, we will provide resolute representation in negotiations and litigation for cases, including:
- Police brutality
- Excessive use of force
- Unjustified shootings
- Illegal search and seizure
- Sexual assault and harassment
- False arrest
- Coerced confession
- Racial and ethnic profiling
- Wrongful death
We will stand with you, fighting for justice and to maximize compensation.