The family of Matthias Mayhorn has filed a complaint against two Chicago police officers alleging that they dangled Mayhorn out of a second floor window, fired their weapons near him, and then dropped him. They also allege that the officers refused to call immediate medical attention. He died later at a hospital from his injuries. The case shows how one event can present radically different accounts.
The alleged abuse occurred on March 10, 2009 and accuses officers Henry Thomas and Patrick Kane, who allegedly entered his home without permission.
The officers have a strikingly different account: alleging that they shot Mayhorn who was armed and escaping out the window, here. Mayhorn was no angel. He had been convicted of several felonies, including aggravated domestic battery, possession of a firearm and escape from a peace officer. That record is not likely to help the lawsuit.
For a copy of the complaint, click here.