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Punitive Damages

After experiencing virulent anti-Semitic abuse at the hands of Sergeant Lawrence Knasiak, Officer Detlef Sommerfield of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) filed a lawsuit against Knasiak and the City of Chicago in which he alleged discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on his German national origin and his Jewish ethnicity.

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Court Error – Motion to Suppress Evidence Denied

Marcus Lorenzo Jew appeals the judgment convicting him, upon the jury’s guilty verdicts, of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, as a party to a crime, while using a dangerous weapon; possession of a firearm by a felon; misdemeanor unlawful use of a telephone by threatening harm, as an act of domestic abuse; misdemeanor disorderly conduct, as an act of domestic abuse; and misdemeanor disorderly conduct, while using or threatening to use a dangerous weapon.

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