Settlement reached in death during arrest in Loves Park - – Rockford’s News Leader

Settlement reached in death during arrest in Loves Park


The family of a man, who died after being arrested by Loves Park Police Officers, settles a civil lawsuit.

Jesse Hare's mother, Yvonne Challieh filed the federal suit against Loves Park, the police department, and four officers.  It says police used excessive force when they arrested Hare back in July of 2008.  Challieh called 911 and asked for help because she said her son was having a medical emergency.  When officers got to the home on Granite, Hare took off.  Officers chased him, and arrested him.  Shortly after the arrest, Hare died.  His family settled the lawsuit for $175,000. 

Loves Park Mayor Darryl Lindberg confirms that there was a settlement, but he wasn't sure about details of it.  Police Chief Jim Puckett was not available to comment.  Challieh's attorney, Kevin Golden, says the family is happy with the settlement.

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