City Of Chicago Wants Lawsuit To Be Dismissed

The City of Chicago has urged court’s to dismiss a lawsuit that was filed by a gay man who claims he was arrested and then beaten by cops for using a cell phone in the back of the police car. The city has urged the court to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Alexander Ruppert. According to reports the reason for the motion to get the lawsuit dismissed is “because gays aren’t entitled to equal protection under the U.S. Constitution”

A report on the incident was made in one newspaper in June. This stated: “According to Ruppert’s lawsuit, two officers asked him to leave the bar and put him in the back of a squad car but didn’t handcuff him or arrest him. The officers have not been charged with a crime. They made ‘vulgar comments referring to his sexual orientation’ and after driving him a block away from club, hit him in his face and on his head while calling him names, according to the lawsuit.”

The newspaper report went on to state: “Ruppert weighs about 120 pounds, while the officers each weigh more than 200 pounds, Erickson said . Ruppert told the officers he was HIV-positive and pleaded for medical attention, the lawsuit said. The officers took him to Weiss Memorial Hospital, where he received 16 stitches for a cut under his left eye and other treatment, the suit said. Simonton said that according to the initial charges, Ruppert was ‘injured during the transport to the police station,’ but she had no further details. The two officers were treated for injuries at a hospital, Simonton said. Ruppert’s lawsuit claimed that the officers’ injuries were not legitimate and included an injury to a knuckle that one officer suffered while pu

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