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Stop and Frisk Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against City of Chicago and Chicago Police Department to Move Forward

Posted on: November 10th, 2015 by Romanucci & Blandin

CHICAGO, IL – (November 10, 2015) The motion to dismiss a class action civil lawsuit against the City of Chicago and Superintendent McCarthy for the practice and policy of unconstitutional stop and frisks by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) of City of Chicago residents, including plaintiffs, has been denied according to an opinion issued yesterday by the Honorable Judge Amy J. St. Eve. Personal injury law firm, Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, filed the class action civil lawsuit in April of 2015.

“We are pleased with the court’s decision to allow our civil class action lawsuit to proceed against both the City of Chicago and Superintendent McCarthy,” said Antonio Romanucci, lead attorney for Romanucci & Blandin. “Protecting the constitutional rights of all of our citizens is paramount to the health of this country and to the City of Chicago.”

The class action lawsuit includes 33 named African-American and Hispanic plaintiffs against the City of Chicago and Chicago Police Department. The case alleges that the street stop practice is being done without reasonable articulable suspicion which is required under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Instead, the CPD employs race and/or national origin as determinative factors in deciding to stop and frisk individuals, in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment. All victims and plaintiffs represented in the complaint are AfricanAmerican or Hispanic males who seek immediate injunctive and declaratory relief for these unconstitutional “drag net” stop and frisk practices.

The lawsuit is class action No: 1:15-cv-03467.

Those interested in learning more about the federal case or participating in the lawsuit can call: 1-800-458-9636; email:; or visit:

About Romanucci & Blandin, LLC:

Romanucci & Blandin has been rated as a leading civil trial practice law firm in Chicago concentrating in personal injury and police misconduct. The attorneys at the Chicago law firm represent individuals and their families in catastrophic personal injury matters, wrongful death and workers’ compensation cases. The cases that are referred to Romanucci & Blandin involve accidents or injuries which occurred due to negligence and carelessness on the part of individuals, governmental bodies and corporations of all sizes. Since its inception more than 16 years ago, Romanucci & Blandin has secured more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients. For more information about Romanucci & Blandin, please visit or call (312) 458-1000.

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