CHICAGO – A passenger injured in a police pursuit beginning in Calumet City in 2017 alleges police officers proceeded at speeds that "created unwarranted danger to others."
Ahmad Norwood filed a complaint on Oct. 10 in Cook County Circuit Court alleging on Nov. 3, 2017, the plaintiff was a passenger in a 2014 black Jeep Grand Cherokee that Calumet City police officers began to pursue. The suit states no one in the vehicle was suspected of a violent felony.
The suit states the chase ended in Dolton when the Jeep collided with another vehicle, became airborne and struck a traffic light pole.
The plaintiff holds the city of Calumet City responsible because the city's officers allegedly initiated a motor vehicle pursuit in violation of Calumet City Police Department policies, continued the pursuit into another jurisdiction without approval of a supervisor and operated a vehicle with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of others.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount in excess of the minimum amount required for the jurisdiction in the Law Division of Cook County Circuit Court. He is represented by William T. Gibbs of Corboy & Demetrio PC in Chicago.
Circuit Court of Cook County case number 18-L-010991