LaSalle Co. (ECWd) –
An eight-count Federal Class Action Complaint against Defendants LaSalle County, former LaSalle County State’s Attorney, Brian Towne, and John Doe State’s Attorney Felony Enforcement (“SAFE”) Unit Officers has been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division.
“This is a civil class action for damages arising under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, to redress deprivations of the civil rights of Plaintiffs and all Class members through acts and/or omissions of Defendants committed under color of law, and under the common law and statutes of the State of Illinois. Plaintiffs seek monetary, declaratory, and injunctive relief.”
“In 2011, former LaSalle County State’s Attorney, Brian Towne (“Defendant Towne”) formed a vigilante police force, called the State’s Attorney Felony Enforcement (“SAFE”) unit, without proper authority and outside the realm of his jurisdiction.”
The filing is quite a read and I suspect Brian Towne and the rest of his cronies involved are probably not going to sleep real well for a while. You can review the numerous articles we wrote on the malfeasance and violations of law that happen under the failed leadership of Brian Towne at this link.
Some of the allegations mirror our reporting as it relates to illegal spending of seized money by Brian Towne. It is nice to see people standing up against this type of abuse and attempting to hold them accountable.
After Towne was smoked in the election, he landed a job approximately a day later with the Illinois Appellate Prosecutor’s office, of which he was the immediate Chairman of the Board. Nothing like getting your employee to hire you after the public threw you to the curb.
Enjoy the reading, and may Brian Towne and the rest of his cronies think long and hard about their future.class action