Matt Russell Jan. 31, 2013, 4:05pm

A village is suing a man in an attempt to recover compensation it paid to a police officer he allegedly injured while being arrested.

The Village of Alsip filed a lawsuit in October in Cook County Circuit Court against Carlos P. Santos, citing the Illinois Worker's Compensation Act.

According to the complaint, Julie Siegel was employed by the village as a police officer on Oct. 14, 2011, when she was attempting to escort Santos, who was handcuffed, from a hotel lobby.

During the incident, Santos allegedly resisted arrest, which caused injury to Siegel's lower back. As a result, the suit states that Siegel received $$251,320.66 in medical care and expenses.

The village is seeking damages in that amount and is being represented in the case by the law firm of James Messineo & Associates.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2013L011296.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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