Jefferson Tap Beating Case Assigned To Judge Leinenweber

The lawsuit brought by four men who were beaten by off-duty Chicago police officers at the Jefferson Tap and Grille, 323 N. Jefferson Street, in Chicago, has been assigned to the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber. The plaintiffs are Barry Gilfand, Aaron Gilfand, Adam Mastrucci and Scott Lowrance. The defendants are Sgt. Jeffery Planey, Officer Gregory Barnes, Officer Demetrios Kereakes, Officer Vincent Matthews, Officer Matias Padilla, Officer Paul Powers, Sgt. Dale Kingsley, Officer Kenneth Carlyon, Officer Frederick Collins, Officer Christopher Lindahl, Officer Nicole Mayoski, Officer Ana Pina, Probationary Officer Donald Lupo, Probationary Officer Gregory Morabito, Probationary Officer Sarah Zarcone, and the City of Chicago. Plaintiffs allege that "While finishing a game of billiards, plaintiffs were attacked, without provocation, by six Chicago Police Officers: Sgt. Jeffery Planey, Officer Gregory Barnes, Officer Demetrios Kereakes, Officer Vincent Matthews, Officer Matias Padilla and Officer Paul Powers, who were also patrons of the establishment." The suit alleges that "after assaulting officer Sgt. Planey spoke with the responding officers, instead of the responding officers conducting even a cursory investigation, they all immediately left the scene without intervening." The suit further alleges that "As a result of the attack, plaintiffs all sustained severe physical injuries including, but not limited to: broken ribs, broken and bruised facial bones, injured vertebrae and spinal discs, injured shoulder and neck, injured elbow, serious damage to the hips, bruises, contusions and scrapes. Some of the injuries are likely to be permanent."

Alleged Victims of Police Beating at Jefferson Tap & Grille File Suit

Four men who allege they were beaten by off-duty Chicago police officers at the Jefferson Tap & Grille have filed suit against the bar. The four men are Barry Gilfand, Aaron Gilfand, Adam Mastrucci, and Scott Lowrance. The men allege that the Jefferson Tap & Grille failed to provide proper security for its patrons and "refused to intervene in the attack."