Martin v. Luckett

July 7, 2016
section_1983_civil_rights

Arrestee sued police officers alleging excessive use of force following 45 minute vehicle pursuit. Police used K-9 to assist in removing the plaintiff from his truck after it had crashed into a residential fence. Plaintiff claimed that he was beaten with batons and punched and kicked both before and after being handcuffed. Federal judge granted summary judgment to officers based on use of K-9 and use of force prior to handcuffing. Martin v. Luckett, No. 07 C 2800, 2011 WL 1231024 (N.D. Ill.). The rest of the case was tried before a federal jury in Chicago. The jury returned a verdict for the officers. HC&B attorneys Mike Bersani represented the officers. Martin v. Luckett, No. 07 C 2800 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 2012). Click to read more.