According to a new case recently filed in the Northern District of Illinois, on September 29, 2010, Chicago police officers arrested George Montejano. While in a police lockup, Montejano became ill due to his diabetes and needed to be transported to the hospital. Defendant-Officers Benjamin Sanchez and Scott Pietryla allegedly put a handcuffed Montejano in the back seat of a squad car without a seat belt and then deliberately drove wildly so that Montejano would be injured while in the back seat. The complaint asserts claims under Section 1983 for excessive force and failure to intervene, along with state law claims for battery, negligence and willful and wanton conduct.
The case is George Montejano vs City of Chicago, 11 C 6838. Plaintiff Montejano is represented by Mark Parts and Faith Spencer. The complaint is available here.