Following a two-week jury trial, a Cook County jury returned a verdict for $1,000,000.00 for John Collins. In the John Collins case, Jackowiak Law Offices sued the City of Chicago and two police officers who arrested him. In January 2006 John was arrested for drinking on the public way, a petty offense. When John protested his arrest on the way to the station, the police stopped the car and started beating on John. One of the officers falsely claimed that John battered him and charged him with felony battery to a police officer.