North Chicago cops accused of using excessive force

December 16, 2011 2:06:07 PM PST
A Waukegan man accused of a burglary has had brain surgery after he was injured in a scuffle with suburban North Chicago police. His attorney says he is the victim of excessive force while being arrested.

Attorneys for Charles Smith say the 50-year-old suffered broken bones to his face and he lost some teeth during the scuffle with officers. They are the same attorneys who filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday claiming North Chicago police brutalized Darrin Hanna who died last month.

North Chicago police deny excessive force in both cases.

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