The Thin Blue Line Between Murder and Mistake

The Death of George Floyd This week, Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis Police Officer convicted for the May 20, 2020 murder of George...

Chicago Police Shooting of Adam Toledo and the Importance of Video Evidence

During the early morning hours of March 29th, in a dark alley in the Chicago Little Village neighborhood, 13 year-old Adam Toledo was...

The Derek Chauvin Trial and the Importance of Witness Testimony

When describing their cases, some clients commonly tell us that their case should be a “slam dunk” in court because “it’s just my...

Section 1983: Protecting Yourself Against Chicago Police Misconduct

In America, citizens have privileges outlines in the constitution to protect them from abuse and misconduct. Just because these provisions are in place,...

Is it Legal to Record Police on Your Cellphone in Chicago?

Over the last few years, phone recordings of police interactions have exploded across the media landscape, sometimes capturing murders or violent beatings by...

How Bodycam Footage Protects You From Police Abuse

The rising prevalence of police body cameras brings with it a number of important legal considerations. While bodycams still are not the norm...

Excessive Force And The Chicago Police, What You Need To Know

Police, as a general rule, are there to help. It’s their job to protect and serve. But sometimes, in real life, things can...

If You Feel Unsafe Around Cops, Call a Lawyer to Protect Yourself

Law enforcement officers are supposed to keep us safe and protect us, and for the most part they do that. Unfortunately, there are...

Putting the Squeeze on Violent Crime as It Slips Through Police Fingers

Violent crime in Chicago is a serious epidemic that has been on the rise in recent years, leaving law enforcement scrambling to find...

Calls for Special Prosecutor in case of deadly police shooting

A petition has been filed with the court calling for a special prosecutor to be appointed to investigate and prosecute the Chicago police...