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Cop Arrested in Last Year's 'Honeybee' Shootings Sues Sheriff, State's Attorney

Lynwood cop Brian Dorian, of Crete, has filed a federal lawsuit seeking $10 million in damages for being arrested and accused in the 2010 shooting spree. The actual shooter was later killed in Orland Park.

The police officer charged with murder and jailed last year amidst a media circus following a string of shootings in Will County, later attributed to the "Honeybee Killer," is suing Will County officials, saying they conspired to falsely arrest and imprison him.

Brian Dorian, the Lynwood cop who lived in rural southeast Will County and found himself caught up in the investigation because he resembled the Honeybee shooter, is .

Dorian was arrested a year and five days ago in connection with a shooting spree on both sides of the Illinois-Indiana border. The gun attacks claimed the life of one man and left another two wounded.

Dorian spent the Columbus Day weekend in jail but was released after appearing in court that Tuesday afternoon. Investigators determined Dorian had been using a computer in his home during the shootings and could not have carried out the attacks.

On Thursday, Dorian's attorney, Gregory Kulis, filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging conspiracy, false arrest, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution.

The lawsuit claims "a SWAT team unit for the Will County Sheriff’s Department armed with automatic weapons descended upon the home of Lynwood Police Officer Brian Dorian and took him into custody" and that Sheriff "Paul Kaupas and Will County State's Attorney James W. Glasgow held a sensationalized press conference announcing to the world that they had the 'Honey Bee Killer.'”

The suit says Kaupas, Glasgow and Morelli "fabricated evidence and supplied slanderous and defamatory information to the press in order to justify their actions," and that Dorian "incurred emotional distress, fear, anxiety and monetary expense" as a result of his holiday weekend ordeal.

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Sarah October 14, 2011 at 11:13 PM
I agreed that he's owed something, but $10 million, seriously? Where do people come up with these numbers? If he's a police officer, he's clearly trained to handle stressful situations. He was an innocent victim, but now this guy is just playing the system to his advantage.
William Caldwell October 16, 2011 at 11:58 PM
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William Caldwell October 17, 2011 at 12:02 AM
Glad to see that I am not the only one to recognize Sheriff Kaupas and his department as complete incompetents. My boss had a "tiff" with a neighbor who was connected. The Sheriff's department hounded him.
Jack Steen October 27, 2011 at 12:50 PM
Will County votyers are about to pay BIG TIME for the incompetence and ignorance of your "sherrif's police" and DA.....y'all KNOW these hayseeds don't know the meaning of the word "investigation" - look what they did to Kevin Fox and Drew Peterson !
William November 05, 2011 at 03:49 PM
Well I can understand sympathy for Fox & Dorian, but please don't put that puke "Drew" Peterson in the same catagory. He's an egotistical jerk that has gotten away with 2 murders, and probably will end up suing the county, but he is no more a victim than the Stebic character in Plainfield

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