NOVEMBER 05, 2007
PIERRE SHUTTLESWORTH and ) Appeal from the
RAINA CANNON, ) Circuit Court of
) Cook County.
THE CITY OF CHICAGO, a Municipal Corporation, ) No. 02 L 14697
(Koman Willis and Kandia Gray, ) Randye A. Kogan,
) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE ROBERT E. GORDON delivered the opinion of the court:
Plaintiffs, Pierre Shuttlesworth and Raina Cannon, filed this action seeking recovery
against defendants, The City of Chicago, Koman Willis, and Kandia Gray, for injuries caused by
the collision of the automobile they were occupying and an automobile that was attempting to
elude police. Gray was the owner of the fleeing automobile, but Willis was the driver on the night
of the collision. Count II of plaintiffs’ amended complaint alleged willful and wanton conduct on
the part of Chicago police officers John Foertsch and Columbus Ingram and their employer, the
City of Chicago (the City), in engaging in a pursuit of Willis shortly before the collision occurred.
The City filed a jury demand and the trial court granted summary judgment in favor of the City.