Following our recent decision to offer free criminal defense representation at our SWOP-Chicago clinic, CALA won our very first criminal case! One of CALA's clients was arrested in a hotel room for prostitution. During the arrest, the client, who is transgendered, received a great deal of verbal abuse from the police, and was purposely misgendered in spite of the client's expressed wishes to be identified by she/her pronouns. Staff Attorney Tim Myers represented the client in court where all charges against her were dropped. However, CALA is still pursuing police misconduct charges given the nature of the abuse our client suffered during her arrest.