The Holiday Gift Auction is Live! Click here and bid now on great local gifts!
State

Ex-Obama aide sues Chicago police over arrest

CHICAGO — A former official with Barack Obama's U.S. Senate campaign has filed a federal lawsuit accusing Chicago police of improperly arresting him while investigating a sexual assault.

Craig Huffman was an assistant treasurer for Obama's 2004 campaign.

He was arrested in 2011 at his real-estate investment firm after a hostess from the Tavern on Rush restaurant chose his image from a photo lineup. Huffman was later acquitted.

Huffman was at the restaurant the night the hostess says someone groped her.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the suit accuses police of including his photo in the lineup even though he did not match a description of the suspect.

The city's Law Department said it had not seen the suit and could not comment. The restaurant owner's spokesman could not be reached.

Loading more

Digital Access

Digital Access
Access nwherald.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.