Anthony Hernandez has sued the Chicago police department after officers arrested him without probable cause on drug charges and then held him for six months in jail. Not only did Hernandez lose his jobs, but he missed the birth of a child. It also turns out that one of the arresting officers, Slawomir Plewa, was stripped of his police powers in 2008 for his involvement in a false arrest.
Hernandez is suing Chicago Police officer Slawomir Plewa, other unknown officers and the city of Chicago. He alleges that they relied entirely on “confidential” sources without a basis of probable cause.
Plewa was charged with helping a man frame his estranged wife by falsely arresting her on gun and drug charges and then testifying at her trial. Reports state that he was “stripped of his powers” which indicates that he is still employed by the Department.
Hernandez was held in the Cook County Jail from April until October 2008.
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