Gary Cops found guilty in savage beating of 60-year-old Veteran

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Percy Perry’s face left “unrecognizable” after cops beat him, forcing an eye out of its socket


Federal Jury Delivers $850,000 Verdict Against Gary Police


Gary, IN – Gary police officers Anthony Blood and Irving Givens were found guilty in Hammond Federal Court of severely beating 60-year-old Gary resident Percy Perry on June 24, 2007.  The federal jury ordered that Mr. Perry be awarded $750,000 in compensatory damages and an additional $100,000 in punitive damages.

Perry was apprehended by the officers after he attempted to remove a window from an abandoned building.  After Perry had surrendered, Officer Blood struck him with a weapon, forcing Perry’s left eye out of its socket and knocking him unconscious.  During the first of several surgeries, physicians were forced to remove the eye.

Perry’s attorneys are Jon Loevy and Pier Petersen of Loevy & Loevy. They can be reached at  312.243.5900.

 Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law ( is the largest civil right firm in the Midwest, and over the past decade has won more in jury verdicts against law enforcement abuses than any other firm in Chicago.

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