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Lance Wrightsell Lovell Williams Edward Evans Curtis Moore Andrew Brown and Forest Johnson individually and on behalf of all others who are similarly situated Plaintiffs
vs.
The City of Chicago a municipal corporation and LeRoy Martin in his official capacity as the Superintendent of Police Defendants


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Issues:
Random testing, reasonable suspicion, refusal, Fourth Amendment, 14
 
Case Summary:
Lance Wrightsell and five other current and former officers of the Chicago Police Department seek a court ruling on the constitutionality of a department policy requiring drug screenings in its mandatory medical exam for all officers returning from a leave of absence. Wrightsell argues the mandatory urinalysis is unconstitutional without cause for a reasonable suspicion that he was using drugs.
 
Decision of lower jurisdiction:
The department's disciplinary board suspended Wrightsell indefinitely.
 
Outcome:
Wrightsell loses. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled the City of Chicago's interest in public safety, furthered by a drug-free police force, exceeded Wrightsell's objections to producing a urine sample during a routine medical examination.