Man has brain surgery after alleged police beating

December 16, 2011 9:26:59 AM PST
A Waukegan man, charged in connection with a burglary, has undergone brain surgery after being arrested by North Chicago police.

Attorneys for Charles Smith say the 50-year-old suffered broken bones to his face and knocked out teeth during the arrest 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 using excessive force in both cases.