Watch as Graduate Student Lawrence Crosby is Taken Down and Beaten repeatedly while laying on the ground and being told to stop resisting for driving his own vehicle. (Later Officers were recorded telling him he was lucky they did not shoot him.)
The origional complaint filed was dismissed!
On October 10, 2015, Lawrence Crosby was working on his car around 7:00 PM when a woman passing by saw what she thought was an African American man breaking into a vehicle and stealing it. She called 9-1-1 and then followed the vehicle, relaying information to the dispatcher about the location.
Evanston police released video and audio recordings from an incident in which police, responding to a 911 call about a stolen car, ended up pulling over the car’s owner — and the confrontation that followed.
The incident has led to a lawsuit filed against the city and four police officers by the car’s driver, Lawrence Crosby, a Northwestern University graduate student.
City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz this evening said he and Police Chief Richard Eddington plan to present a series of policy and procedure changes for the Police Department at the next meeting of the City Council’s Human Services Committee meeting on Monday, Feb. 6.
Development of those changes began, Bobkiewicz says, following a presentation to the committee in September by Gilo Kwesi Logan, a diversity consultant hired by the city.