CHICAGO (CN) - Chicago police officers arrested a fellow cop, took him to the station, stripped him naked and beat him and cut his head with a knife, the man claims in court.
Clay Walker and his wife sued Chicago and nine police officers in Federal Court.
Walker claims that after finishing his shift in the 11th District on March 18, 2011, he went home to his house in the 16th District. As he on his car, Walker claims, a neighbor who has a relative in the 16th District called 911 on him.
The complaint does not mention why his neighbor called 911. It states: "Rosemary Sanchez had called 911 on many other occasions complaining about Clay Walker. Rosemary Sanchez's complaints were baseless."
The complaint adds: "Defendants [Officers] Young, Castro and Miceli arrived in response to [nonparty neighbor] Rosemary Sanchez's call. All three of these defendants worked in the 16th District. On information and belief, all three of these defendants knew Rosemary Sanchez's relative.
"Eventually defendant Young gave Clay Walker a parking ticket. Clay Walker objected to the parking ticket. Defendant Miceli directed defendants Young and Castro to place Clay Walker under arrest."
Walker says the cops also entered his house without his consent.
He claims that "Castro deliberately handcuffed Clay Walker in a manner that would cause pain in Clay Walker by ratcheting the handcuffs down as far as they would go. The handcuffs were placed so tight that they began to cut off the circulation in Clay Walker's hands."
By the time they got to the police station, Walker says, his hands were "blue and gray."
"Eventually, after Clay Walker was in the cell for a period of time, defendants [Officers] Hallinan, Pennie, Bukowski, Conley and Bac entered the cell," the complaint states. "Clay Walker was then beaten by Hallinan and/or Pennie and/or Bukowski and/or Conley and/or Bac. Each of these officers could have stopped or prevented the beating by the other officers, but each declined to do so. On information and belief, all five of these defendants knew Rosemary Sanchez's relative.
"After the beating, the plaintiff was ordered to strip naked. Clay Walker was then left almost completely naked in the cell.
"After a period of time, defendants Hallinan, Pennie, Bukowski and Bac re-entered the cell. At that time, Clay Walker was beaten again by Hallinan and/or Pennie and/or Bukowski and/or Bac. Each of these officers could have stopped or prevented the beating by the other officers, but each declined to do so. In addition, during this beating, defendant Hallinan cut the top of Clay Walker's head with a knife, an injury that required several staples."
Walker seeks damages for excessive force, failure to intervene, illegal entry and conspiracy.
He is represented by Basileios Foutris.
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