Darrin Dagwood Hanna of North Chicago was beaten and Tased in his own home by the police for 20 minutes on Nov. 6, according to a lawsuit filed by his family. He then died from the injuries a week later in a hospital, claims the lawsuit.
Hanna was 45-years-old.
They beat him, Tased him to the point to where his mother couldn't recognize him in his face and had to check his feet, said Kevin O'Connor, an attorney suing on behalf of Hanna's family, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The lawsuit is brought by Hanna's mother and adult son and names the city and six police officers involved with the arrested of Hanna, according to the Chicago Tribune. The officers were responding to a domestic dispute situation between Hanna and his pregnant girlfriend.
His mother, however, did not show up to the courthouse on Tuesday because she has recently been threatened on the phone and by mail, said O'Connor, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Seven police officers have been placed on desk duty pending the outcome of three separate investigations into Hanna's death, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Hanna was born on Apr. 7, 1966 to Russell Hanna and Gloria Hanna Carr, according to an obituary that appeared in the Lake County News-Sun.
He had roots in Christ from an early age, as a member of First Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church and was active in sports.
He graduated from North Chicago Community High School in 1984 and later received a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from the College of Lake County. He is survived by one son and one grandson.
RIP Darren. You were always one of the sweetest, kindest souls that I have ever known so I know that your soul is at peace in heaven, wrote a commenter on Hanna's obituary page.
My heart goes out to Dagwood's family. He was truly a pleasure to be around and we had some great times in high school. Rest in Peace Dag, wrote another.