Man claims Chicago police wrongly accused him of involvement in armed robbery

By Louie Torres | Sep 28, 2016

CHICAGO — A man is suing the city of Chicago and Chicago police officers, identified as J. McCrillis, E. Duron, S. Herrera, S. Simental, F. Szwedo and unknown other officers, alleging negligence, negligent misrepresentation and violation of civil rights, after they allegedly wrongly accused him of being involved in an armed robbery.

Darryl Johnson Jr. filed a complaint on Sept. 19, in Cook County Circuit Court against the defendants, alleging he suffered damages, including damages to his reputation, when he was arrested and jailed. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly prosecuting him without probable cause.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants for compensatory damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by Daniel Nixa of The Nixa Law Firm, LLC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 16L9243

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