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Jackowiak Law Offices Continues the Fight in Chicago Police SOS Cases
December 3, 2013
Jackowiak Law Offices represents several plaintiffs who were the victims of illegal home invasions by police officers from the Chicago Police Department’s infamous Special Operations Section.

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Jackowiak Law Offices Wins $1,000,000.00 Jury Verdict in Police Misconduct Case
September 25, 2013
Following a two-week jury trial, a Cook County jury returned a verdict for $1,000,000.00 for John Collins.

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Another Appellate Victory: Jackowiak Law Offices Wins New Trial in Illegal Search Case
August 17, 2012
Jackowiak Law Offices Obtains Another Victory in the Appellate Court!

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City of Chicago Pays Over 80 Million Dollars Defending Cops in Police Misconduct Cases
July 16, 2012

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Jackowiak Law Offices Represents one of the Tinley Park Five Defendants
July 6, 2012
       The civil rights trial attorneys at Jackowiak Law Offices have agreed to represent one of the Tinley Park Five defendants pro bono in the criminal case. Jackowiak Law Offices believes in the continued struggle to end racism and the fight for equality.

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Victory in United States Supreme Court!
July 5, 2012
The trial attorneys at Jackowiak Law Offices recently obtained victory for falsely accused client in the United States Supreme Court!

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Police Termination Hearing Goes Forward in the Geinosky Parking Ticket Case
May 1, 2012
The City of Chicago is seeking to terminate two police officers allegedly involved in issuing Mark Geinoswky 24 bogus parking tickets in 2009 and 2010. Jackowiak Law Offices represents Geinoswky in a federal civil rights lawsuit against the officers. The Seventh Circuit recently ruled that the case against the police officers can go forward.

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Police Cite 3 Officers in Geinosky False Ticket Civil Rights Case
November 8, 2011
Mark Geinosky, a client of Jackowiak Law Offices, has new hope in his Chicago civil rights case. Geinosky began receiving bogus parking tickets in late 2007. Over the course of 14 months, he accumulated 24 parking citations. Geinosky suspected that his ex-wife had conspired with the Officers for the purpose of harassing him. He had never been to the locations cited on the tickets. The tickets arrived in the mail, none of them were attached to his car. He successfully fought each ticket in administrative court and had them all thrown out.

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Alderman Sues City of Chicago Over False DUI Arrest
January 20, 2011
On January 19, 2011, Jackowiak Law Offices filed a lawsuit on behalf of 24th Ward Alderman Sharon Dixon against three Chicago police officers who falsely accused her of driving under the influence of alcohol. On the day of President Obama’s inauguration, Alderman Dixon spent the evening with friends in Evanston. While driving home on Sheridan Road, she was cut off by a Chicago police squad car. When Dixon attempted to discuss what happened with the officer, the officer became angry and agitated. Dixon asked for the officer’s badge number. The officer interpreted this as a challenge to her authority and started writing Dixon tickets.

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Jackowiak Law Office Files Civil Rights Suit Against East Peoria Police Officers Who Shot and Killed Samuel Craft
December 22, 2010
On December 15, 2009, East Peoria police shot and killed 48-year-old Samuel Craft outside of his apartment in East Peoria, Illinois. The officers were responding to a call from Craft's neighbor, who informed police that Craft was suicidal. Police allege that at the time they shot him, Craft was holding a sword which he refused to drop.

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Witnesses Contradict Chicago Police Account of Shooting on L Train
September 20, 2010
Around 1:40 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, Chicago police officers shot and killed a 19-year-old civilian named Gordon Lash on the CTA red line. Within hours, the police gave their version of events to the media, stating that Lash had brandished a gun and pointed it at the officers prior to the shooting.

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Jackowiak Law Offices Files Suit on Behalf of Disabled Veteran Everett Lewis
August 30, 2010
Jackowiak Law Offices, along with attorney Rodney Nordstrom, filed a lawsuit today against Tazewell County, Illinois, on behalf of Everett Lewis. On December 9, 2009, Mr. Lewis was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of trespassing at a gas station and was taken to the Tazewell County jail. Mr. Lewis is a disabled veteran who served six years in the United States military and was honorably discharged. At the time of this incident, Lewis was suffering a manic episode. Employees of the Tazewell County Sheriff tasered Lewis and sprayed him with chemical spray. At the time he was tased and sprayed, Mr. Lewis was already confined in a jail cell and posed no threat to himself or anyone else. Prior to this arrest, Mr. Lewis had been an outspoken critic of the history of detainee abuse at the Tazewell County jail. The video below depicts a portion of the misconduct that forms the basis for Mr. Lewis's lawsuit.

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Justice for Victim of Excessive Force by School Security Guard
July 26, 2010
On July 21, 2010, The Jackowiak Law Office obtained a trial verdict in favor of our client Derrick Johnson, who sued the Chicago Public Schools on behalf of his minor son. Johnson's son was a 14-year-old high school freshman when he was shoved and put in a headlock by a cafeteria monitor at Harlan Community Academy, a Chicago public high school near 96th and Michigan on Chicago's south side. 

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Trial Victory for Jackowiak Law Office
June 30, 2010
On March 6, 2008, Jerry Gillespie, a union carpenter, was falsely arrested, punched in the face and falsely charged with possession of a controlled substance by Chicago police officers Salvador Prieto and Daniel Gomez. Mr. Gillespie was held in police custody for 20 hours and had to defend himself in a criminal trial. Thankfully, the judge at Gillespie's criminal trial saw that the police were not being truthful and found Gillespie not guilty.

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Jackowiak Law Office Files Suit On Behalf of Wrongly Detained Veteran
May 12, 2010
The Jackowiak Law Office filed suit Tuesday against McHenry County on behalf of Edward Lagunas-Bustos, a U.S. Army veteran who was illegally detained by McHenry County sheriffs.

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City of Chicago to pay $3 million to woman injured in unauthorized police chase
April 14, 2010
Regina Varela was only 17 years old when she was struck by a stolen van going 55 miles per hour through a busy Chicago intersection. The van driver was trying to evade Chicago police officers, who pursued the van on a dangerous and unauthorized high-speed chase through the Avondale neighborhood.

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Wrongfully Convicted Man Sues Over Police Torture and Destruction of Evidence
April 6, 2010
Martin Reeves was freed from prison last year after spending 21 years in jail for five murders he didn’t commit. In a lawsuit filed March 30, 2010, Reeves contends that he was put behind bars because of torture, destruction of evidence, and other gross misconduct by the Chicago police department.

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Jackowiak Law Office Wins $200,000.00 Verdict for Wrongly Accused Client
March 23, 2010
On March 19, 2010, a Cook County jury awarded our client Rodolfo Rivera a $200,000.00 verdict. Mr. Rivera, a landscaper, was attacked by a police dog and falsely charged with aggravated battery by Streamwood police officer Alexander Vanderlinden.

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