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Lemont woman receives $435,000 settlement from Naperville over excessive force lawsuit

Published: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 1:52 p.m. CDT

LEMONT – Lemont resident Olga Alexsoff reached a $435,000 settlement with the city of Naperville over a lawsuit claiming Naperville police officers used excessive force against her, according to Naperville Assistant Legal Director Jill Wilger.

Wilger said the lawsuit arose from an incident when Naperville police officers were serving an arrest warrent against Alexsoff’s son, Dimitar, at her Lemont home.

Police officers attempted to detain Alexsoff, who had confronted them upon her son’s arrest, and she suffered a left rotator cuff tear, Wilger said.

Wilger said the city of Naperville claims the officers were acting reasonably given the circumstances.

Neither the city nor the police officers admit to any liability as a result of the settlement, she said.

According to Wilger, some of the money will go to a Medicare fund to pay for medical treatments for Alexsoff’s injuries, some will go to a Medicare fund set aside to pay for possible future treatment and the rest will be divided between Alexsoff and her lawyer.

Alexsoff did not return calls for comment.

A receptionist at Wang, Leonard and Condon, the law office that represented Alexsoff in the case, said the office cannot comment on the case because of a confidentiality agreement made with its client.

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