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Police Barricade Rolling Meadow Apt Building

By Margaret Lyons in News on Jun 17, 2008 8:54PM

Rolling Meadows police have set up barricades and check points outside an apartment complex, which a federal lawsuit filed by the building's owner today says violates the residents' civil rights.

Police set up the barricades on June 9, and closed 12 of the 13 driveways, forcing the 2,000 residents of 12 Oaks of Woodfield through a checkpoint where two officers stopped every car.

"We are greeting people," said Deputy Chief Ed Goodman, while standing in front of the open entrance.
Lawyers for the owner and some residents say people are being asked for ID, which the police deny. Police say they're trying to deter crime in the complex, and are giving residents crime-reduction tips and distributing pamphlets, which some residents welcome--crime has been on the rise in the building, according to police. [Daily Herald, Trib, Pioneer Press, Daily Herald, Trib]