Featured in over 2,500 new stories related to his cases, O’Reilly has appeared on Good Morning America, the Today Show, the Abram’s Report and On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, as well as in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun Times and the Boston Globe. The following outlines a range of O’Reilly’s more high profile cases:
MARENGO COPS SUED FOR BEATING SEVERAL TEENAGERS IN MULTIPLE OCCURRENCES
THE LAW OFFICES OF KEVIN E. O'REILLY filed an 80 page, multiple count lawsuit against officers Scott Crawford and Kelly Givens, as well as the City of Marengo, seeking over $60 million in damages for five teenagers and one young adult for various violations of their civil rights. Most of the occurrences involve Crawford, who physically assaulted or pepper-sprayed the victims after they were arrested and handcuffed. The occurrences involved no offense or very minor offenses committed by the victims. Two of the plaintiffs have filed false arrest and malicious prosecution charges after they were arrested and beaten without cause in front of several witnesses. Crawford had previously been terminated by the Waukegan Police Department when he was caught on video tape beating a handcuffed victim in the back of his squad car. Just prior to their termination hearings, both Crawford and Givens resigned as Marengo Police officers. The case is expected to proceed to a jury trial in Federal Court next year.
CASINO BUS ROLLS OVER IN ARKANSAS KILLING AND INJURING SEVERAL
THE LAW OFFICES OF KEVIN E. O'REILLY filed a complaint on behalf of the Estate of John Hawkins and two other severely injured persons when a bus carrying several passengers rolled over, killing several individuals and severely injuring others. The bus was apparently carrying the passengers to casinos as part of a special offer made by the gaming establishments.
POLICE CHASE KILLS SINGLE MOTHER OF TWO YOUNG GIRLS
THE LAW OFFICES OF KEVIN E. O'REILLY filed a complaint on behalf of the Estate of Robbie Williams for her wrongful death after a high speed chase ended with a car striking the vehicle in which she was a passenger. Ms. Williams was killed on impact. A Chicago Police officer instituted the illegal chase in Chicago, which continued into Riverside, Illinois, an adjacent suburb. The chase was instituted over minor traffic violations. The police officer failed to follow proper procedures for such automobile pursuits. Ms. Williams was survived by her two young daughters.
WILLIAM KENNEDY SMITH SUED BY FORMER EMPLOYEE FOR INTENTIAL INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS
THE LAW OFFICES OF KEVIN E. O'REILLY filed a complaint on behalf of Audra Soulias, the former personal assistant to William Kennedy Smith. Soulias was threatened by Smith with regards to revealing a sexual assault that he perpetrated against her five years earlier. Soulias had agreed to testify in two other sexual assault lawsuits that were to be filed by two former Smith aides who recently settled out of court. Smith threatened Soulias to refrain from disclosing the details of the sexual assault.
ILLINOIS STATE POLICE SUED AFTER BEING CAUGHT ON VIDEO BEATING A SUSPECT DURING INTERROGATION
THE LAW OFFICES OF KEVIN E. O'REILLY filed a complaint on behalf of Kevin Gaughan, who was struck and intimidated by two Illinois State Police Investigators. A recently disclosed tape, which was unscrambled by video experts, depicts the interrogation that includes the beating of Kevin Gaughan and that of another man completely unrelated to the interrogation. The case is pending in Federal Court in Rockford, Illinois.
HOSTESS PLANT SHUTDOWN FOR ILLEGALLY REMOVING ASBESTOS FROM TWINKY PRODUCTION ROOM
THE LAW OFFICES OF KEVIN E. O'REILLY represents several employees from the Hostess Plant in Schiller Park, Illinois. The employees were required to remove asbestos from the plant’s production room, without any type of protective gear, subjecting them to possible lethal exposure. One employee, Ninos Anael, after complaining to his supervisors about the dangerous conditions, called the Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), effectively blowing the whistle on Hostess. OSHA immediately shut down the plant for several days pending an investigation. Samples from the site tested positive for a deadly type of asbestos known for causing mesothelioma, an incurable form of lung cancer.