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May 2014 Archives

Arrested for DUI on Memorial Day 2014?

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Parody Twitter Account Sparks Police Raid, Results in Drug Charges for Third Party

In April, Peoria police raided a home in to search for evidence of a false Twitter account - "@peoriamayor" - which was being used to lampoon Peoria mayor Jim Ardis. The "good faith" of their actions has been called into question after they found marijuana in the house and charged a third-party roommate.

Romeoville Man Charged With DUI After A Crash That Resulted In His Son's Death

In a recent report by the Chicago Tribune, a man has been charged with DUI after a crash resulting in the death of his 4-year-old son who was a passenger in the vehicle. Shannard M.L. Dyer, a Romeoville man, was allegedly driving under the influence when he struck the center median on Interstate 55.

Exonerated Death Row Inmate Asks for Investigation into Police Files

open-jail-cell-1000-ffccccccWhite-3333-0.20.3-1.pngThe Chicago Sun-Times recently focused on the story of a man who was awarded compensation from a jury after his conviction for a double murder was overturned. The former inmate spent 18 years in prison (12 for which he was on Death Row) before his conviction was finally overturned.

Man Claims Chicago Officers Shot Him Unjustly, Files Lawsuits

4505661-480x720-1000-ffccccccWhite-3333-0.20.3-1.pngDo law enforcement officers always follow the law and do what is right? Unfortunately, the answer to this question is no. There are many officers out there who abuse their positions of power and use excessive force that goes beyond the call of duty. When this happens, people in the community can end up having their rights seriously violated.