Jury awards $50,000.75 in wrongful arrest lawsuit

Updated 7:03 a.m., Monday, December 3, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury has awarded $50,000.75 to a Chicago man who accused police officers of wrongfully arresting him while he was filling his car tires with air.

Court records show the award given to Pares Ratliff last week includes $50,000 for damages, plus 75 cents for the cost of his interrupted use of a gas station air pump.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Ratliff was driving to a store to buy diapers for his son in 2009 when he noticed one of the tires on his vehicle was low and stopped at the gas station.

Jury awards $50,000.75 in wrongful arrest lawsuit

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