Byline: Derek Hawkins
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Case Name: Antoinette Wonsey v. City of Chicago, et al.
Case No.: 19-1171
Officials: BAUER, BRENNAN, and ST. EVE, Circuit Judges.
Focus: 4th Amendment Violation
Antoinette Wonsey's Chicago home attracted two types of visitors: tourists and police. The tourists came for short-term lodging, which Wonsey sublet through Airbnb. The police first came after an Airbnb guest reported a theft at Wonsey's home. Five days later, police showed up again to help city examiners during a building inspection. Claiming these two police encounters amounted to Fourth Amendment violations, Wonsey sued the City of Chicago and several police officers under 42 U.S.C. 1983. The district court granted summary judgment to the defendants. On appeal, Wonsey submits a bare explanation of the police encounters, and she makes no effort to connect them...