Police release video of arrest that led to suit

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Evanston police this evening released video and audio recordings from an incident in which police, responding to a 911 call about a stolen car, ended up pulling over the car’s owner — and the confrontation that followed.

The incident has led to a lawsuit filed against the city and four police officers by the car’s driver, Lawrence Crosby, a Northwestern University graduate student.

Here’s the video prepared by the police department.

City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz this evening said he and Police Chief Richard Eddington plan to present a series of policy and procedure changes for the Police Department at the next meeting of the City Council’s Human Services Committee meeting on Monday, Feb. 6.

Development of those changes began, Bobkiewicz says, following a presentation to the committee in September by Gilo Kwesi Logan, a diversity consultant hired by the city.

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