Lawsuit Filed After Police Mistake Man for Car Thief


A lawsuit has been filed against the Evenston Police Department after they mistook a PhD student for a car thief.

Authorities suspected the student had stolen the car he was driving, but it turned out he owned the car.

City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz stated that he and the police chief plan to present a series of policy and procedural changes for the Police Department, following this incident.

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  • Old_Fokker

    Given the information the officers had, I believe they had it right. The intent was honorable.

  • Edward Newman