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A doctor who testified in former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin’s trial over the murder of George Floyd is one of many experts whom a federal judge has allowed to testify in a lawsuit between the city of Joliet and the widow of Eric Lurry.
Both parties in the case against Joliet police sergeant Javier Esqueda are still contending with several issues before trial, such as whether Esqueda can call himself a whisteblower.
The union representing Joliet Police Department sergeants and lieutenants voted to expel a member charged with felony official misconduct for leaking a video of an arrested man overdosing in the back of a squad car, the organization’s president said Wednesday night.
The protest was held outside of the office building for Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow.
Lurry's widow is also continuing calls for Joliet officers to have body cameras and other reforms at local level over a year after his death last year
Family and friends of Eric “BJ” Lurry Jr. gathered around his grave one year after he died to commemorate the life of a man whose death in police custody led to protests and calls for police reforms in Joliet.
A witness claimed a Joliet police sergeant said he would use the Eric Lurry video against another sergeant involved in the incident if he received discipline from an internal affairs investigations against him, according to police reports obtained
At Wednesday’s court hearing in Kendall County, Sgt. Javier Esqueda’s attorney Jeff Tomczak acknowledged he received a copy of the indictment against his client and entered a plea of not guilty to four counts of official misconduct
The indictment filed Tuesday charged Sgt. Javier Esqueda, 51, with four counts of official misconduct in Kendall County. Esqueda has been on paid administrative leave since Oct. 21, according to Joliet police Sgt. Dwayne English.
Demonstrators protested outside the Will County State's Attorney office in downtown Joliet in response to the death of Eric Lurry
Nicole Lurry, whose husband’s overdose death in Joliet police custody sparked calls for police reform, said she intends to run for a seat on the City Council next year.
Will County Deputy Chief Dan Jungles has been named the new chairman of the Will-Grundy Major Crimes Task Force.
A Joliet woman claims in a federal lawsuit that a police officer tackled her at a prayer vigil and arrested her without justification, and that a police sergeant mocked her when she said she needed treatment.
Several of Eric Lurry’s family members held a rally against Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow outside his office in downtown Joliet