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Family of Cicero Man Wins $7.5 Million in Wrongful-death Lawsuit

The family of a Cicero man who was killed by a drunk driver due to the negligence of a Cicero police officer was awarded $7.5 Million in a wrongful-death lawsuit. The man was killed after being pinned against the back of a police squad car when he was struck by a drunk driver. Cicero police had stopped to break up a fight involving the man. However, in so doing, the officers directed the man to stand on the street, neglecting to activate any emergency lights. The drunk driver had been traveling at 74 m.p.h., police said.

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