Jury Awards Money To Men Beaten By Off-Duty Police

A federal jury has awarded nearly $34,000

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    The fight took place at the Jefferson Tap & Grille in the West Loop in December 2006.

    A federal jury has awarded nearly $34,000 to four men who accused several off-duty Chicago police officers of attacking them inside a tavern.

    The jury didn't award damages against the city, which was also sued by the men.

    A videotape of the 2006 attack shows an officer first sliding a gun into his waistband and sweeping pool balls into pockets of a pool table during the businessmen's game. Moments later, five other officers join in, grabbing the pool players and throwing them to the floor and against walls.

    In the lawsuit, the businessmen contend they suffered broken ribs, broken facial bones, injured vertebrae and bruises.

    Attorneys for the businessmen did not seek a specific amount in damages.