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ARTICLE ID 195724

$________ Alleged sexual assault by two on-duty uniformed city police officers – Alleged failure by city to properly supervise.

Cook County, IL

The plaintiff, in her early 20s, contended that she was sexually assaulted by two on-duty, uniformed Chicago police officers in their police vehicle and then inside her apartment, which, she maintained, they entered without permission.

The plaintiff introduced evidence showing that a neighbor heard the plaintiff banging on the wall for help and phoned ________. The plaintiff supported that the police officers ran from the apartment, leaving articles of clothing and other items behind.

The officers ultimately pled guilty to felony official misconduct. The defendants admitted to having sexual intercourse with plaintiff while on-duty, but maintained that it was consensual in nature. The plaintiff also introduced evidence that her blood alcohol level was nearly five times the legal limit, and further contended that the defendant City of Chicago failed to meaningfully supervise and discipline these two officers, as well as other policemen. The plaintiff learned during the litigation that before her incident, the police had received a prior complaint of similar conduct against each of these officers. These officers were also accused of two more incidents of on-duty sexual misconduct the same week as the plaintiff’s encounter. The case settled prior to trial for $________.

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