7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Case Name: Antoinette Wonsey v. City of Chicago, et al.
Case No.: 19-1171
Officials: BAUER, BRENNAN, and ST. EVE, Circuit Judges.
Focus: 4th Amendment Violation
Antoinette Wonsey’s Chicago home attracted two types of visitors: tourists and police. The tourists came for short-term lodging, which Wonsey sublet through Airbnb. The police first came after an Airbnb guest reported a theft at Wonsey’s home. Five days later, police showed up again to help city examiners during a building inspection. Claiming these two police encounters amounted to Fourth Amendment violations, Wonsey sued the City of Chicago and several police officers under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The district court granted summary judgment to the defendants. On appeal, Wonsey submits a bare explanation of the police encounters, and she makes no effort to connect them with a cognizable Fourth Amendment claim. Because Wonsey fails to show any reason why the district court’s judgment should be disturbed, we affirm.