NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (WLS) – Darrin “Dagwood” Hanna was tasered multiple times during his arrest by six North Chicago police officers a year ago. Those shocks and other “tactics” police claimed they had to use to subdue Hanna, a big but gentle man according to his family, contributed to his death a week later, according to an official autopsy.
The incident sparked an outcry from Hanna’s large extended family, among them some of the area’s earliest black residents.
In the months that followed, Hanna’s mother and son filed a federal wrongful death suit and supporters staged rallies, marches and weekly protests at city council meetings, demanding that the officers involved be removed from duty and charged with murder.
Hanna’s family carries on, vowing to ‘usher in change’