‘His eyes enlarged’: Chicago cops accused of violently arresting man for wanting shocked to see them

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Leroy Kennedy IV (left) filed a lawsuit on February 17 in opposition to Chicago cops Jonathan Ridgner (proper) and Nicholas Abramson.

Newly launched police video reveals a Black Chicago officer grabbing the neck of one other Black man, slamming him in opposition to a brick wall, and forcing him onto the pavement, allegedly for wanting shocked to see officers. That’s proper. Officers claimed in an incident report ABC 7 Chicago obtained that they approached Leroy Kennedy IV on Aug. 23, 2020, in Humboldt Park on Chicago’s westside solely as a result of when he appeared of their course his physique stiffened and “his eyes enlarged,” resulting in “a shocked look on his face.”

Kennedy ended up in jail for about 4 days and confronted a number of counts of aggravated battery, all of which had been later dismissed, his lawyer Christopher Smith mentioned in a federal lawsuit in opposition to town of Chicago and its police power. “On account of the false arrest, unlawful search, extreme power, and malicious prosecution,” Smith mentioned within the swimsuit, Kennedy “suffered damages, together with however not restricted to ache and struggling, and emotional accidents.” He’s looking for compensatory and punitive damages.

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