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Case Name Mann v. Ramaglia PN-IL-0012
Docket / Court 1:15-cv-09197 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Policing
Case Summary
On October 19, 2015, three African-American men who had been unlawfully arrested and detained in Chicago, IL filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiffs sued the City of Chicago and six individual police officers under 42 U.S.C. § 198 ... read more >
On October 19, 2015, three African-American men who had been unlawfully arrested and detained in Chicago, IL filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiffs sued the City of Chicago and six individual police officers under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Represented by the People’s Law Office, the plaintiffs asked the court for compensatory and punitive damages. The plaintiffs claimed that the City of Chicago and the individual police officers violated their Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights. Specifically, the plaintiffs claimed that the police officers falsely arrested them, illegally detained and coercively interrogated them in Homan Square, fabricated evidence, withheld exculpatory evidence, wrote false reports, and committed perjury during hearings and trials.

On January 11, 2016, defendants filed a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim. Defendants claim that the plaintiffs' complaint was insufficiently specific as to several counts, particularly the fabrication of evidence and the withholding of exculpatory evidence.

As of March 20, 2016, this case was ongoing.

Kat Brausch - 03/20/2016


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Unreasonable search and seizure
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
General
Excessive force
False arrest
Over/Unlawful Detention
Torture
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) City of Chicago
Plaintiff Description Three african-American residents of Chicago unlawfully detained in the Homan Square detention center.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing PN-IL-0015 : Angel Perez v. City of Chicago (N.D. Ill.)
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Federal Enforcement of Police Reform
By: Stephen Rushin (University of Illinois College of Law, University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program )
Citation: 82 Fordham Law Review 3189 (2014)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Panopticism for Police: Structural Reform Bargaining and Police Regulation by Data-Driven Surveillance
By: Mary D. Fan (University of Washington)
Citation: Forthcoming, 87 Washington L. Rev. __ (2012).
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  What Happens When Police Are Forced to Reform?
Written: Nov. 13, 2015
By: Kimbriell Kelly, Sarah Childress and Steven Rich (Frontline/Post)
Citation: Washington Post (Nov. 13, 2015)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
1:15-cv-09197 (N.D. Ill.) 03/01/2016
PN-IL-0012-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 10/19/2015
PN-IL-0012-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Guzman, Ronald A. (N.D. Ill.) [Magistrate]
PN-IL-0012-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Gelsomino, Sarah Jeanette (Illinois)
PN-IL-0012-9000
Ohri, Shubra (Illinois)
PN-IL-0012-0001 | PN-IL-0012-9000
Taylor, Flint Jr (Illinois)
PN-IL-0012-0001 | PN-IL-0012-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Cazares, Jorge V. (Illinois)
PN-IL-0012-9000
Cifonelli, Jonathan Booker (Illinois)
PN-IL-0012-9000
Jones, Walter Jr. (Illinois)
PN-IL-0012-9000
Steiner, Rachel C. (Illinois)
PN-IL-0012-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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