Romanucci & Blandin associate attorney, Martin Gould, will be a presenting speaker at Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Martin Luther King Jr. Forum: Civil Rights and the Chicago Police Department. The two-hour forum will cover recent developments and current cases that have polarized the City; the fallout at the Chicago Police Department, City Hall and in Springfield; and the call for reform.
“I am honored to have been invited by the Chicago-Kent College of Law to share my experiences with and discuss the current climate pursuant to the Chicago Police Department (CPD), the action of its officers and the ongoing judicial probe of the department,” said Gould. “This is a historic moment for the City of Chicago and the reform movement currently underway in the CPD. Not only are the eyes of the citizens of Chicago focused squarely on necessary change and the ongoing developments, but the world is watching as well.”
Over the past year, Mr. Gould has worked alongside Romanucci & Blandin founding partner Antonio M. Romanucci on numerous high-profile police misconduct cases in Chicago and across the country. In April 2015, Romanucci and Gould filed a federal class action lawsuit against the City of Chicago alleging that the police department’s stop and frisk practices were unconstitutional. This past November, a motion to dismiss the lawsuit against the City of Chicago and former Superintendent McCarthy was denied. In addition to the stop and frisk class action, Gould is also working on a lawsuit on behalf of a Chicago mother whose 13-month-old son was run over on a public sidewalk during a high-speed police chase; and a lawsuit against CPD Commander Glenn Evans on behalf of a victim who had a gun shoved down his throat.
To register for the Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Martin Luther King Jr. Forum: Civil Rights and the Chicago Police Department, contact the school’s office of Continuing Legal and Professional Education at 312.906.5090 or click here. A reception will immediately follow the forum.