The police officer charged with murder and jailed last year amidst a media circus following a string of shootings in Will County, later attributed to the "Honeybee Killer," is suing Will County officials, saying they conspired to falsely arrest and imprison him.
Brian Dorian, the Lynwood cop who lived in rural southeast Will County and found himself caught up in the investigation because he resembled the Honeybee shooter, is .
Dorian was arrested a year and five days ago in connection with a shooting spree on both sides of the Illinois-Indiana border. The gun attacks claimed the life of one man and left another two wounded.
Dorian spent the Columbus Day weekend in jail but was released after appearing in court that Tuesday afternoon. Investigators determined Dorian had been using a computer in his home during the shootings and could not have carried out the attacks.
On Thursday, Dorian's attorney, Gregory Kulis, filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging conspiracy, false arrest, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution.
The lawsuit claims "a SWAT team unit for the Will County Sheriff’s Department armed with automatic weapons descended upon the home of Lynwood Police Officer Brian Dorian and took him into custody" and that Sheriff "Paul Kaupas and Will County State's Attorney James W. Glasgow held a sensationalized press conference announcing to the world that they had the 'Honey Bee Killer.'”
The suit says Kaupas, Glasgow and Morelli "fabricated evidence and supplied slanderous and defamatory information to the press in order to justify their actions," and that Dorian "incurred emotional distress, fear, anxiety and monetary expense" as a result of his holiday weekend ordeal.
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