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Lovelace Federal Civil suit to proceed

Lovelace Federal Civil suit to proceed

1 week ago by Scott Hardy

City of Quincy, Adams County sought summary judgements in the suit

Nearly all parts of a Federal lawsuit against the City of Quincy, Police Chief Rob Copley, three current and former Quincy police officers, Adams County, State's Attorney Gary Farha and former Coroner Jim Keller will continue, after a judge's ruling earlier this week. 

On Tuesday, Judge Sue Myerscough ruled that nearly all of the suit filed in 2017 by Curtis Lovelace, his wife Christine and their three sons would proceed to trial. That's after the City and County filed motions to have summary judgements handed down. Myerscough did rule in favor of the City and County, saying that the QPD, Farha and Keller did not intentionally inflict emotional distress against Curtis and Logan Lovelace. The ruling also drops Detective Anjenette Biswell, and "unknown Quincy Police Officers" from the suit. The former Adams County Assistant State's Attorney claims evidence was withheld from his defense during both his 2016 and 2017 murder trials, and that the QPD tried to frame him. Lovelace filed the suit two months after he was acquitted by a Springfield jury at his re-trial. He's not specified what damages he's asking for. A trial date's not been set.

The full opinion by Myerscough is available below. 

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