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Yearly Archives: 2010

Jackowiak Law Office Files Civil Rights Suit Against East Peoria Police Officers Who Shot and Killed Samuel Craft

Dec 22, 2010 / by / on News

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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Jackowiak Law Offices Files Suit on Behalf of Disabled Veteran Everett Lewis

Aug 30, 2010 / by / on News

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.

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Justice for Victim of Excessive Force by School Security Guard

Jul 26, 2010 / by / on News

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

Jun 30, 2010 / by / on News

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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