Lawsuit claims brutality, racism in Carpentersville
CARPENTERSVILLE – A Crystal Lake man has filed a civil lawsuit against the village of Carpentersville and its police department, claiming that he was battered and racially mistreated during a traffic stop last year.
Johny Perez, 21, is seeking more than $50,000 in damages in relation to an incident more than a year ago when Officer Alan Webb arrested him for misdemeanor resisting a peace officer and aggravated battery, according to the lawsuit filed in Kane County earlier this month.
The 12-count lawsuit against the city and its police officers alleges that Perez was physically and verbally abused during a traffic stop March 16, 2011, on Route 25. It also states that the village’s nonbinding resolution to make English its official language gives police a license to discriminate against Spanish-speaking people.
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