Retired Chicago cop accuses Chicago Defender of defamation for printing story accusing him of rape

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 7, 2019

CHICAGO — A retired Chicago Police Department sergeant is suing a news publication and a reporter, citing alleged defamation with malice, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and false light.

Kevin Glover filed a complaint on Jan. 18 in Cook County Circuit Court against Real Times Inc. of Illinois, Chicago Defender Publishing Co. and Charles Preston, et al, alleging they published wrongful statements about the plaintiff.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 24, 2018, the defendants published a story purportedly quoting directly from a Chicago police board hearing conducted on Jan. 18, 2018, at which a woman testified she had been repeatedly raped by an officer she claimed was named Kevin Glover.

Glover claims the article is false, as he was not an officer at the time the woman claimed she had been raped.

The plaintiff seeks an amount exceeding the minimum jurisdictional level of court and punitive damages, plus costs and any other relief the court deems fair, just and appropriate in this action. He is represented by Thomas Ponne of the Ponne Law Group in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2019L000681.

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