City of Chicago, police officers sued over 2011 shooting

By Annie Cosby | Apr 9, 2014

A Cook County man is suing over claims he was injured when Chicago police officers opened fire on the vehicle he was a passenger in.

Derquann Wilson filed a lawsuit April 3 in the Cook County Circuit Court against the City of Chicago, Jesse Cavazos, Andrew Larsen, Larry Stiles and Sajit Walter, citing willful and wanton conduct.

According to the complaint, Wilson was shot by one or more of the defendant officers on Jan. 4, 2011, when he was a passenger in a vehicle on West Roosevelt Avenue in Chicago. Wilson, who was a minor at the time of the incident, claims he sustained permanent injuries, including diaphragmatic and lung injuries.

He is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and is being represented by  attorneys Keenan J. Saulter of Saulter Tarver LLP and Craig M. Sandberg of Muslin & Sandberg.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L003797.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. 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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