Judge Kapala Notes Settlement of Excessive Force and False Arrest Case Brought by Citizen Against McHenry County Sheriff’s Department

Minute orders by Federal Judge Frederick Kapala, sitting in Rockford, announce a so-far undisclosed settlement of a case brought by 61-year old Peter Matwijiw against the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department. Matwijiw was injured on July 3, 2009, by Deputy Robert … Continue reading

Federal Judge Refuses to Toss Peter Matwijiw Suit against Sheriff Keith Nygren & Deputy Robert Chamberlain

Rockford Federal Judge Frederick Kopola has refused to dismiss another case filed against the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department. You can read his May 4, 2012, decision below (some paragraphs have been broken up in order to make the text easier … Continue reading