Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Another Lawsuit Settled

  • Nine years after Chicago Police fired dozens of bullets into a car full of 11 people in the pandemonium after the Bulls won a world championship, the last of the victims settled a lawsuit against the city for $1.75 million.

    Anton Brown, who was sitting in the car's open trunk on June 14, 1998, was shot four times and still has a bullet next to his heart and another next to his spine, attorney David Cerda said. Tiffany Crawford, Michael Johnson and Joe Rice, who were on the hood, were all shot twice, he said. Damien Moore, who was sitting in the back seat, was grazed by a bullet.

David Cerda is an ambulance chasing lawyer who specializes in suing the police. If we aren't mistaken, he's also married to Channel 2's Roseanne Tellez. Hmmm. Media, lawyer, government settlements. Any investigative reporters want to expound upon any of this?

UPDATE: Post corrected for Tellez's current assignment at Channel 2

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51 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What ever happened with the suit where the kid got shot and killed by coppers in little pilsen for trying to run down a copper?

3/14/2007 03:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm for legislation that if convicted of a crime: you cannot ever sue the police in civil court.

3/14/2007 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does the city fight anything? they have a corp counsels office staffed with clouted so called lawyers and the clouted we deilver for you coppers who drop off mail. Of course no one there fights for the tax paying public the city under daley will just raise taxes to pay these mutts millions.

3/14/2007 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have always wondered about the suspicious lack of curiosity by Federal Prosecutors and the media, over the city's out of court settlement of law suits. Which firms are settled with most most quickly? What politicians do these firms donate money to? Think of it, what a way to steal public money, launder it and return it to your pals and your own crooked politician pockets. PATRICK FITZGERALD ANSWER YOUR PHONE!!!
All the while you can blame corrupt cops and ambulance chasing lawyers, laughing all the way to the bank.

3/14/2007 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

019 you are sooo lucky to get our 1st watch desk sgt. You guys in 019 don't know how lucky you are to get one of the best in the city. It's a shame he had to leave us in 023. The rumors about him are not true. He's not a condescending, arrogarrant, micro-managing merit hack. Enjoy him.

3/14/2007 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man those polices won't let us have a good time. Make them pay for the problems caused on the street. It their fault.

3/14/2007 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The broad with the bad complexion had been on 2 for over a year.

3/14/2007 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least it wasn't Eugene Pincham.
He is a grade A douchebag.

3/14/2007 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tellez is on Channel 2-WBBM. She's a Channel 9-WGN alum.

3/14/2007 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look out Cadillac dealers, there's a new money brutha looking to blow his dough. He'll be broke in a year and looking for another handout.

3/14/2007 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TALK ABOUT LAWSUITS... WHAT ABOUT CMDR. ROY AND WHAT HE WILL HAVE TO GIVE UP. ALL FOR A PIECE OF ASS. TOO BAD... SO SAD....

3/14/2007 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous mysterios husband said...

this was my claim to fame in 011, then i slowed down and went to the airport, then i slowed down even more and went to s.o.s, so i got tired of being on the low activity list so i went to 013 now im a 01* dist ranger. BOOO YAAA bitches

3/14/2007 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous lester said...

hey nick you jagoff, stop telln everyone i was your friend!!!

3/14/2007 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
TALK ABOUT LAWSUITS... WHAT ABOUT CMDR. ROY AND WHAT HE WILL HAVE TO GIVE UP. ALL FOR A PIECE OF ASS. TOO BAD... SO SAD....
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Is this the story how he allegedly got caught by his wife nailing the CAPS girl?

3/14/2007 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me of ONE lawsuit the Corp Counsel has fought?

I mean fought. Not talked and talked and then finally paid out money to some shitbag.

I mean fought and won.

Perhaps people wouldn't be so fast to sue and take out tax dollars if Georgas and her lackeys had a few wins under their belts.

3/14/2007 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC, PLEASE HELP:

I'm overdue for a new vest cover. Can anyone weigh in on who makes the best one? And what's the price? Thanks in advance.

3/14/2007 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TALK ABOUT LAWSUITS... WHAT ABOUT CMDR. ROY AND WHAT HE WILL HAVE TO GIVE UP. ALL FOR A PIECE OF ASS. TOO BAD... SO SAD....


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I heard his house has a For Sale Sign already. I also heard he will be on Friday's list of command changes.

3/14/2007 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Keesing Bandit Says----

Maybe a good enough piece of ass is worth giving it all up!!!!

OOPS--empty pockets anyway.

Just like the late, great Jerry Orbach said on Law and Order when he was threatened with a lawsuit and told he would lose his home and eat macaroni for the rest of his live--

BOTH OF MY EX-WIVES HAVE BOTH OF MY HOUSES AND I LIKE MACARONI.

Now, kees me you fool!!

3/14/2007 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

truth be told, the cpd fired into that vehicle as the vehicle was leaving. How are they suppose to fight that. The cpd was wrong all of the shots came into the vehicle from the rear of the vehicle as it was fleeing.The sad part was the other officers on the corner had to run for their life's as the genius baby police, did not care who was in the line of fire, they got lucky a real police officer was not hit because of the stupid ass holes. No excuses they were wrong period.

3/14/2007 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic (kinda)

The verdicts are suppose to come out for the NYPD officers accussed of illegally firing into a moving car in the near future. If the officers are found innocent, be prepared for riots,shotings, and extreme back lash against us. I have been RDO the last two, but have not heard any warnings about this in roll call, which is completely unacceptable. We all know the tensions that exist right now towards the police (mostly flammed by our extremely liberal media), this could be the spark used to ignite violence against the police. Stay informed on this issue and be careful.

3/14/2007 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the best vest covers, custom made and reasonably priced, go to J & G Uniform, about 5959 (?) West Irving Park Road. They make the stuff right on the premises. Be sure to bring in your Kevlar inserts and know what kind of pockets your want.

They also do a great job on blouses, jackets and uniforms of all kinds. I was in there a couple of years ago and had to stiffle my laughing. Their Polish seamstresses were tending a group of Rabbis buying robes on one side of the place and on the other side was a bunch from The Fruit of Islam.

What ever you do don't go to Nates.

3/14/2007 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
truth be told, the cpd fired into that vehicle as the vehicle was leaving. How are they suppose to fight that. The cpd was wrong all of the shots came into the vehicle from the rear of the vehicle as it was fleeing.The sad part was the other officers on the corner had to run for their life's as the genius baby police, did not care who was in the line of fire, they got lucky a real police officer was not hit because of the stupid ass holes. No excuses they were wrong period.

3/14/2007 06:34:00 PM


Nobody respond to this fool, he's obviously not the police.

3/14/2007 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 04:12:00 PM I know of one lawsuit, a female p.o. (and the tact team from008)was being sued by the son (of another p.o. from 008) and the son'e baby's mama. The son dropped his suit. and the baby mama, who allegedly was illegally searched, lost her suit. Lots of O.T for the po., but way too much stress all for a bunch of b.s.

3/14/2007 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.S. to the posting about the vest cover. When you get a new cover, especially if it is white or shirt (French) blue, spray it with Scothguard. It will clean up a lot better that way, then every second or third wash, give it another spray, more heavily arount the neck area.

While you got me started, another story from sad experience. When you take in your winter gear to the dry cleaners, uniformn or not, seperate the garment into it's parts, outer shell, liners and collar and list each one on the cleaning ticket. Years ago, I took in my winter jacket in one piece. When I got it back, it hung in the closet for eight or nine months. I took the jacket out, wore it, then a month later went to put in the liner and guess what, they had given me someone else's liner. To top it off, the cleaners went out of business. PISSED OFF! My fingers were clenched as I had to part with part of my uniform check to buy a new jacket.

3/14/2007 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

any truth to a off duty p.o.beating up a girl bartender on belmont caught on tape,just wondering!

3/14/2007 10:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 3/14 1610hrs. and what a 'BIG PIECE OF ASS" it is!!! a family of of 4 could live there comfortably

3/14/2007 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

any truth to a off duty p.o.beating up a girl bartender on belmont caught on tape,just wondering!

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He violated two of the 3 B's.

3/14/2007 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/14/2007 09:21:00 PM

3/14/2007 09:42:00 PM

Thanks so much...

3/14/2007 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC, PLEASE HELP:

I'm overdue for a new vest cover.

IF a south sider or central......Tri Taylor[CPD store}on Roosevelt, just West of Ogden does good work and less expensive. [1/2 block west of the juvy center, on north side of street] The tailor [Dora] does wedding dresses and when doing a vest cover, dont be afraid to express your desires/extras...you won't be disappointed.

3/15/2007 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anthony Porter, the first of the celebrity death row convicts to be wrongfully freed, sued the city and lost at trial. His attorneys, Weil Cadillac, & McGrath Lexus were pissed.

3/15/2007 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hmm. Beating a bartender broad on Belmont. Reminds me of another case."

"Yes?"

"The one of Claude Cooper a kleptomaniac from Cleveland who copped the clean copper clappers."

"Just one more question sir."

"Yes?"

"The tape, was it Beta?"

3/15/2007 01:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
019 you are sooo lucky to get our 1st watch desk sgt. You guys in 019 don't know how lucky you are to get one of the best in the city. It's a shame he had to leave us in 023. The rumors about him are not true. He's not a condescending, arrogarrant, micro-managing merit hack. Enjoy him.

3/14/2007 10:26:00 AM


Hmmm, I wonder if this was written by his wife who has done nothing but work the 023 desk WITH HIM!?!

3/15/2007 02:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How soon we forget..

The Law Department took the ATF agent's case to trial versus Medzianowski and Risley. The City lost big-time!

But then when you have scum like Medzianowski and a big-boss like Risley testifying, perjurying themselves and failing to provide evidence when requested the City will always loss.

The City should ask Fitzgerald to indict Risley for perjury and demand that he pay the 9.5 million dollar judgement.

This is money that could of been used for our pay and benefits.

3/15/2007 05:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
truth be told, the cpd fired into that vehicle as the vehicle was leaving. How are they suppose to fight that. The cpd was wrong all of the shots came into the vehicle from the rear of the vehicle as it was fleeing.The sad part was the other officers on the corner had to run for their life's as the genius baby police, did not care who was in the line of fire, they got lucky a real police officer was not hit because of the stupid ass holes. No excuses they were wrong period.

3/14/2007 06:34:00 PM


Nobody respond to this fool, he's obviously not the police.

3/14/2007 09:22:00 PM

Maybe not, but the 010th District knows that one of their cars took a bullet that night and the P.O.s on foot on 010's side of Roosevelt had to duck to avoid being hit.

3/15/2007 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dora does a nice job if you want bead work and lace trim on your vest cover.

3/15/2007 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OFF TOPIC, PLEASE HELP:

I'm overdue for a new vest cover. Can anyone weigh in on who makes the best one? And what's the price? Thanks in advance.

3/14/2007 04:55:00 PM

J & G has expanded their shop. I purchase 2 covers from them last fall. They do great work and aren't too overpriced. 5949 W. Irving Park.

3/15/2007 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

90% of the time the police are wrong. Go home and look at that gun again tough guys. sickening

3/15/2007 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CAN ANYONE TELL ABOUT COM. ROY, I WORKED FOR HIM IN 025 , AND WAS A DECENT, GUY. IS HE IN BIG TROUBLE AND IS HE GOING TO GET DEMOTED.

3/15/2007 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm the police now but I was 11 years old in 1998. What happened?

3/15/2007 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm the police now but I was 11 years old in 1998. What happened?
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You ain't the police in Chicago sonny boy. You'd only be 20 now and CPD don't hire until 22 minimum. Get off the blog and go back to your AOL chatrooms.

3/15/2007 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe not, but the 010th District knows that one of their cars took a bullet that night and the P.O.s on foot on 010's side of Roosevelt had to duck to avoid being hit.

3/15/2007 09:06:00 AM

Hey jagoff shut your stupid hole you weren't even there.

3/15/2007 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shit, if they deviate me for not going to vehicle impound, domestic court or bridgeview or markham, i'll not only file a fucking safety grevience, i'll think about filing a lawsuit if they come after me with time. disarming the police while on the clock. fucking strokes. Obviously, they care little about officer safety. Thats right, we're all expendable if their eyes.

3/15/2007 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Nobody respond to this fool, he's obviously not the police.

3/14/2007 09:22:00 PM "

He speaks the truth....

"Hey jagoff shut your stupid hole you weren't even there.


3/15/2007 05:59:00 PM"

And you were clown?
If so, tell us the name of the Sgt. who was struck by the vehicle in question?

3/16/2007 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been sued four times in 12 years. City settled one for $6000 (they called it nuisance money). However, Corp Counsel fought the other three, and after depositions, won the lawsuits on directed findings. If you don't know what directed findings are, then don't bitch about Corp Counsel. I don't see too many fellow coppers real eager to risk punitive damages so they can go to trial. The only coppers bitchin about settlements are most likely the ones who have never been sued.

3/16/2007 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 3/14 4:12 PM - Sommerfield vs. City....

3/16/2007 10:37:00 AM  
Blogger Schicklegroover said...

"...dont be afraid to express your desires/extras...you won't be disappointed."
Am I just horny or are you telling me this tailor does "happy ending" alterations?

3/16/2007 06:50:00 PM  
Blogger Schicklegroover said...

I'm the police now but I was 11 years old in 1998. What happened?
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You ain't the police in Chicago sonny boy. You'd only be 20 now and CPD don't hire until 22 minimum. Get off the blog and go back to your AOL chatrooms.

Busted! Nice job! Fuckin' hilarious! If I had the clout, you'd get merit Detective. The 'sonny boy' is the icing on the cake.

3/16/2007 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If you don't know what directed findings are, then don't bitch about Corp Counsel."

Hey Punk, Be advised This was a private Law firm that has represented the city in this lawsuit and have been billing hours for the last five years.

So save you tuff guy rants and warmfuzzies for corpcounsel to the wifey& the kids who have to endure the dummy warstories

3/16/2007 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Schicklegroover said...
"...dont be afraid to express your desires/extras...you won't be disappointed."
Am I just horny or are you telling me this tailor does "happy ending" alterations?

3/16/2007 06:50:00 PM

That was hilarious! Thanks for posting!

3/17/2007 05:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: "Hey Punk, Be advised This was a private Law firm that has represented the city in this lawsuit and have been billing hours for the last five years"... When you were sued, and I'm assuming you were because you seem so knowledgeable about the process, did you beg the Corp Counsel or private lawyers to fight your case to the end? Did you tell them let's put my house, my savings and my family's welfare on the line because I'm right and Joe Shitbird is wrong. I mean, if you feel so strongly about it, you should hire your own lawyer and fight your cases. You have that right. Then come on the blog and tell us how successful you were and we can all have a laugh at what an uninformed moron you really are. Don't call someone a punk when you are just a whiny little bitch.

3/17/2007 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in response to mysterios husband maybe you should slow down on the women also!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3/19/2007 04:59:00 PM  

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