For details of what happened and why I am innocent, read my appeal here and another blog post here.
Read the outrageous improper unconstitutional IL Appellate Court decision where they ignored my arguments and the law and denied my appeal based on defamatory ad hominem attacks against me making all sorts of false statements about me that were not in the trial record and that they got through hearsay from other corrupt officials here.
Read a detailed description of what happened here.
At the IL Dept of Corrections Dwight Correctional Center, despite being disabled and very sick at the time (unable to walk due to starvation and dehydration and having diarrhea all over myself), I was punished with solitary confinement for months- denied water for four days when I arrived, while unable to sit up and get to the water fountain in the cell - denied underwear, wash cloth, towel, soap or anything in the cell except a suicide smock and two inch mattress on the floor - yes this means I was swimming in diarrhea and yelled at for messing myself - because the Cook County Jail falsely told them in order to torture me that I was faking my medical problems ( I have a partial right hemiparesis, heart and lung disorders, and chronic pain) - denied appropriate medications - not let out of the cell for even an hour a day - denied all phone calls - they ignored everything I said. They failed to forward, even rudimentary medical records or follow up on them for days. I did not shower for months - as the shower in unit was so cold it aggravated my neurological problems and when I did shower made my legs turn blue and painful for hours, etc.
The bottom line is I am innocent. My physicians, both Dr. Joan Briller in cardiology and Dr. Boris Vern, a neurologist testified that it was physically impossible for me to have raised both legs and kicked the officer in the chest due to spinal cord injury and partial paralysis of right leg, along with the severe dehydration (and resulting weakness proven by blood tests). The law states that if a doctor testifies to a situation and his testimony is not refuted by a doctor from the other side (state's attorney) then the statements made by the doctor must be considered true by the jury. In Interest of Ashley K., 212 Ill.App.3d 849, 156 Ill.Dec.925, 571 N.E.2d 905, 930 (Ill. App. 1st Dist.. 1991) [“Expert medical testimony and medical evidence are by their nature too recondite to be refuted by nonmedical testimony. . . . It is therefore plain that the circuit court erred. The circuit court cannot disregard expert medical testimony that is not countervailed by other competent medical testimony or medical evidence. Moreover, the circuit court, itself, cannot second-guess medical experts. If the circuit court does not follow medical evidence that is not refuted by other medical evidence, the circuit court is acting contrary to the evidence.” ]