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Volland-Golden v. City of Chicago
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
89 F. Supp. 3d 983 (2015)
John Volland (plaintiff) was arrested by Chicago police officers after a traffic stop. Officers used pepper spray and physical force in arresting Volland. The State of Illinois charged Volland with assault and resisting arrest. Volland testified in his own defense at his criminal trial and was ultimately acquitted. Volland then brought a civil action against the police officers and the City of Chicago (defendants) under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Volland died before trial in the civil action. His sister, Madonna Volland-Golden (plaintiff), made a motion in limine asking the district court to allow Volland’s testimony from his criminal trial to be introduced during the civil trial.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Shadur, J.)
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