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Community Sues to Stop Police Funding Based on Multiple Violations of Law By City

The organizations and individuals that make up the #NoCopAcademy coalition filed suit today to stop tomorrow afternoon’s expected Chicago City Council vote to fund a new police facility. “The City, through its elected leaders, have engaged in a series of […]

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City Rejects No Cop Academy Offer to Drop Lawsuit In Return For Assurance To Follow The Law In The Future

Yesterday, the #NoCopAcademy Coalition offered the City of Chicago to drop its Open Meetings Act lawsuit in return for a two-sentence statement from Alderman Carrie Austin that she would promise to follow the City Council Rules in future Budget Committee […]

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The Fight for Citizenship Continues for Army Vet

Today, deportation proceedings uncerimoniously began for Miguel Perez-Montes His family was not notified so as to allow them to bring him money or clothing as is the usual protocaol. His lawyers were not notified and neither was Senator Duckworth. The […]

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Army Miguel Perez Granted Citizenship Interview

After 18 months of suffering in ICE custody, Army veteran Miguel Perez has a citizenship interview on Thursday March 15. If approved Mr. Perez will be a citizen as of the day he enlisted in the Army in 2001. At […]

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Update on the Condition of Army Veteran Miguel Perez

“If you’re going to put your hand on your hearts every time at a game, you’re going to say thank you for your service and wear American flag lapel pins and you’re going to criticise football players for taking a […]

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2017 HIGHLIGHTS: U.S.A. v. Perez-Montes

Yesterday, Chris Bergin, lead immigration attorney at Shiller Preyar Law Offices (SPLO), was back in immigration appeals court fighting to save a United States Army veteran from deportation. A decision will be issued in the next few months about whether […]

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2017 HIGHLIGHTS: U.S.A. v Baggett

In June, Shiller Preyar Law Offices’ (SPLO) Brendan Shiller and Stephen Berrios convinced a federal judge to throw out a gun charge and rightfully released SPLO’s client to his wife and child. A year prior, Chicago Police Department officers Ricardo […]

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2017 HIGHLIGHTS: Lino v. President Donald J. Trump Et. Al

“Christmas is supposed to be about Christianity and supporting a stranger in a strange land. Jesus’ family was forced to flee, and if everybody had said no you can’t come here we’re building this wall, what would have happened?” – […]

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2017 HIGHLIGHTS: Johnson v. City of Chicago et. al

In July, Shiller Preyar Law Offices (SPLO) won a $185,000 settlement for Patasa Johnson, a Black woman who was beaten by a Chicago Police Department Sergeant while she was restrained in handcuffs. The settlement came after the discovery that in […]

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2017 HIGHLIGHTS: Galvez v. Town of Cicero Et. Al

In February, Shiller Preyar Law Offices (SPLO) filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Jessica Galvez against the Town of Cicero and two police officers. During a 2015 traffic stop the officers used excessive force, and further violated Ms. […]

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