Jury awards $2.6 million in Cicero melee in 2000

A U.S. District Court jury in Chicago on Thursday returned a verdict of nearly $2.6 million against the Town of Cicero , five police officers and a jail employee for their roles in a 2000 melee in which ... Read more
anarky99

Chicago, IL

#1 Feb 14, 2008
just amusing. Don't know who to believe. Hard to understand why the plaintiffs should be awarded so much money.
ok sure

South Holland, IL

#2 Feb 14, 2008
now people wonder why the police dont respond immediately or go above and beyond being the police.. WHY?? so the ones who called the police sue the police...i am a single blaak women who had a home invasion in which the officers went above and beyond, yes they may have faught and kicked the guy for fighting the officers, but he is a criminal..sorry they were upset he wanted to fight them woopy doo..
ICE

Alsip, IL

#3 Feb 15, 2008
Now you see why its pandering to illegal immigrants that has eroded our fabric of society we use to know it as!
TOM

Oak Lawn, IL

#4 Feb 15, 2008
the real criminals are the Police and they should have been awarded even more money.
Done

Bolingbrook, IL

#5 Feb 15, 2008
This is bullsh!t,why did they get money? And why are americans so stupid to give away money to people who had the police call on them? The taxpayers will paid for this!!!! I'm a shame to be a american!!! HOW SAD!
LOL

Oswego, IL

#6 Feb 15, 2008
I guess that Plaintiff's attorney won't be able to retire as early as he hoped...
What a concept

Denver, CO

#7 Feb 15, 2008
Get paid for fighting with police.
Police abuse

Naperville, IL

#8 Feb 15, 2008
For those that don't know history on this case, get the facts first before giving ur negative opinion. This case proves justice against police abuse of authority. As a parent, would you have like it if the police peppered sprayed your children and rampaged into your house during a family celebration as if you all were criminals? Would you have not tried to fought back if they were choking you? If this would've happened to your family, you would've sued them as well. I think there are other passive ways the police should've handled this matter.
Police abuse2

Naperville, IL

#9 Feb 15, 2008
By the way, to set the record straight.. for the person that commented, "so the ones who called the police sue the police" - no, the plaintiffs were not the ones that called the police (don't know where u got that from..). A revengeful neighbor called the police for "music too loud" according to him and the police just made a big deal about this.. probably cuz the family was Hispanic.. Pure discrimination.
catso

Melrose Park, IL

#10 Feb 15, 2008
If the defendants would have started a fight like that in Mexico, they would've all been shot. End of story. Cicero, the capital of Pendejolandia!
the real story

Orland Park, IL

#11 Nov 10, 2008
to all of you who know what really happened. here's the real story. first of all nobody pepper sprayed any children. this was a case of a bunch of drunks who got out of line and were pissed off that the police had been called back to their house, and felt that they were being picked on. so they decided to fight the police. This case has nothing to do with being white, black, or hispanic. this was a couple of drunk pissed off brothers (the Duran brothers) who decided to fight the police, and what are the police supposed to do. Oh like the moron from hillard oh said. they should have handled it passively. well the next time you are out numbered 5 to 1 by an aggresive crowd dont call the police, just handle the situation yourself PASSIVELY! as for the children at the scene. i feel sorry for them. sorry because their family members put them in that situation. now bring in the piece of shit attorney who represented them in the civil matter. he did think he was going to retire on this case. oh well he was wrong. the jury who awarded the money out only awarded out money to 24 of the plaintiffs who sued. 55 people lost and the problem with the jury who heard the civil case was that the duran brothers were the ones who were awarded the most money. sad sad sad. the attorney who represented the civil case is the same idiot who went on television when the chicago pd shot that cougar that was running loose and said he was upset with the amount of shots that the police fired killing the cougar! and the reason why he said this is because he makes his living suing the police. he coached the plantiffs into so many lies at the civi trial. these shit bag lawyers are whats ruining this country. Also one of the duran brother's daughter, and a couple of other family members who sued the Cicero police were just recently charged by the Chicago police with robbery and heinous battery after they threw acid on a women and then robbed her. boy there is a god! Wow..... those bad bad Cicero Police
me myself and i

Willowbrook, IL

#12 Nov 10, 2008
the real story wrote:
to all of you who know what really happened. here's the real story. first of all nobody pepper sprayed any children. this was a case of a bunch of drunks who got out of line and were pissed off that the police had been called back to their house, and felt that they were being picked on. so they decided to fight the police. This case has nothing to do with being white, black, or hispanic. this was a couple of drunk pissed off brothers (the Duran brothers) who decided to fight the police, and what are the police supposed to do. Oh like the moron from hillard oh said. they should have handled it passively. well the next time you are out numbered 5 to 1 by an aggresive crowd dont call the police, just handle the situation yourself PASSIVELY! as for the children at the scene. i feel sorry for them. sorry because their family members put them in that situation. now bring in the piece of shit attorney who represented them in the civil matter. he did think he was going to retire on this case. oh well he was wrong. the jury who awarded the money out only awarded out money to 24 of the plaintiffs who sued. 55 people lost and the problem with the jury who heard the civil case was that the duran brothers were the ones who were awarded the most money. sad sad sad. the attorney who represented the civil case is the same idiot who went on television when the chicago pd shot that cougar that was running loose and said he was upset with the amount of shots that the police fired killing the cougar! and the reason why he said this is because he makes his living suing the police. he coached the plantiffs into so many lies at the civi trial. these shit bag lawyers are whats ruining this country. Also one of the duran brother's daughter, and a couple of other family members who sued the Cicero police were just recently charged by the Chicago police with robbery and heinous battery after they threw acid on a women and then robbed her. boy there is a god! Wow..... those bad bad Cicero Police
ok , i bet your one of those bad bad cicero police officers, huh, if u know so much about what happend there, are you trying to actually believe what your writting do you actually think that by writting this your concience is going to feel better, the only way all police officer that where involved that they will live with a clear concience is telling the truth, because even thought not everyone believed what happend that they all those that where in that party are telling the truth but it ok if no one believes the whole story because i know they all have a clean concience because they where all telling the truth, but i cant say the same about those bad bad cicero police officer

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