Police Abuse

Woman Suing Police Department After Cops in Chicago Suburb Beat Her and Members of Her Family

Was left permanently disabled


An Illinois woman says she was brutally assaulted by a group of local police officers, and now she is suing the department and the Village of Oswego over a traumatizing incident two years ago that allegedly left her permanently disabled.

According to a complaint filed this week and first obtained by Courthouse News Service, cops in the Chicago suburb of Oswego are responsible for viciously beating 44-year-old registered nurse Bonny Flerlage and her family in the midst of a medical emergency.

On the evening of August 25, 2011, the complaint alleges, Ms. Flerlage pulled her car to the side of the road and ran to rescue her son, 23-year-old Austin Decowski, who was acting belligerent to such a degree that his mother assumed he had been drugged.

(H/T Charles WT)