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CHICAGO — Sixty protesters filed a lawsuit against the city in federal court Thursday, alleging Chicago Police officers engaged in “abusive tactics and excessive force” during summer protests against police violence and in support of Black lives.

Cosby claims he was detained at the Central (1st) Police District headquarters, 1718 S. State St., for more than a day.

“Our records do not indicate that anyone by the name of Justin Cosby was arrested” from May 30-June 7, Chicago Police Sgt.

Of the 60 protesters identified in the lawsuit, 40 identify as white, 11 identify as Black, five identify as Latinx, three identify as Asian and one identifies as Native American.

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