Mother files excessive force lawsuit against police

BY LEEANN SHELTON Staff Reporter January 23, 2013 4:12AM

A mother filed an excessive force lawsuit Tuesday against the Chicago Police Department and two officers, claiming they roughed up her 13-year-old son last summer after breaking up a group of boys drumming on buckets.

The mother, who filed the suit Tuesday in U.S. District Court, claims her teenage son was with his friends, drumming on buckets near the corner of 67th Street and Ashland Avenue last July 31, when a police car approached them.

The boys ran from police because they thought someone complained about the noise, the woman claims.

Mother files excessive force lawsuit against police

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