Fateful fall: The Christina Eilman case
October 20, 2012
Lawyers for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration have asked a federal judge to explore the possibility of settling a 6-year-old lawsuit brought by a California couple who claim their mentally ill daughter was gravely injured after police released her in a high-crime neighborhood.
April 27, 2012
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Christina Eilman's family can proceed with a lawsuit claiming Police Department negligence placed her in danger that led to her sexual assault and catastrophic injury.
July 21, 2011
The case of a mentally ill California woman who was raped and permanently disabled after Chicago police released her in a high-crime area has languished in appeals court for a year and a half, so long that her family has taken the unusual step of prodding the court to hurry up.
January 5, 2010
A police supervisor told officers to take Christina Eilman to the hospital instead of putting her in a lockup overnight, but they didn't because they said there was no car handy at the station.
August 27, 2006
Hour after hour, Christina Eilman threw herself at the bars of her cell at a South Side police lockup, shrieking threats one moment and begging for help the next, pleading that she was ill.
June 10, 2006
The parents of a 21-year-old California woman gravely injured in a fall after she was released from police custody filed a federal lawsuit against the city Friday, contending Chicago police officers ignored their pleas to keep their mentally ill daughter in custody.