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The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently overturned a jury verdict against the City of Chicago awarding $44.7 million in damages relating to a shooting by an off duty police officer. First Midwest Bank as Guardian v. City of Chicago. A Chicago police officer shot his friend during an argument when the two had been drinking. The friend suffered traumatic brain and other injuries. The friend sued the City of Chicago seeking damages for the shooting, arguing that the City was responsible for the officer’s conduct. Specifically, the plaintiff claimed that the City’s failure to have an “early warning system”… Continue Reading Seventh Circuit Overturns $44.7 Million Jury Verdict Against City in Shooting Incident