Couple Sues Rosemont Police Chief Over Use Of Stun Gun

Rosemont residents Jose Blancas and Maria Martinez have filed a lawsuit against Rosemont police chief Donald E. Stephens III and two other Rosemont police officers alleging that the officers violated their civil rights by using a stun gun on them during a confrontation on August 6, 2006. The suit alleges that Martinez was 8 months pregnant at the time. At the time, both Blancas and Martinez were charged with resisting a police officer and Blancas was also charged with pubic intoxication and Martinez was also charged with batter.y.