Federal District Court Dismisses Civil Rights Claims against Village

Thomas Weiler successfully defended Village in Civil Rights Claims. Family sued the Village and several of its police officers claiming violations of their Civil Rights, allegedly in response to the family’s outspoken criticisms of the police department following what they believed to be insufficient investigations into an underage drinking party and the alleged rape of the minor teenage plaintiff. The defendants moved for summary judgment, which was granted. The court found that plaintiffs had not established a retaliation claim. Additionally, the court granted summary judgment to the defendant officers on the claims for First Amendment retaliation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The court further granted summary judgment on the claims for false arrest, battery, and malicious prosecution.