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Posted 6 years ago in Consumer Law Criminal Law Government by Keith Ecker  
Woman’s Win in Court Provides Lessons on False Arrest Claims

A federal jury awarded a former Illinois resident more than $500,000 on Nov. 18 in a case that stemmed from allegations of false arrest and harassment by Westmont, Ill. police. In February 2007, Dawn Zitzka accused six police officers of abusing their power by bringing four false charges against her in 2005. The charges were made after Zitzka had publicly denounced the Westmont Police Department in 2004 for what she felt was an inadequate investigation of a sexual assault.     …

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