WBEZ probe leads to indictment of Chicago police commander

Number 26763
Subject Police
Source WBEZ Radio (Chicago)
Year 2014
Publication Date July 31-October 29, 2014
Summary Chicago officials have long treated complaints against police officers as if they were state secrets. Citizens file thousands each year but few lead to administrative discipline and almost none to criminal charges. It’s especially rare for a complaint to get a ranking officer in trouble. Since 2007, the city agency that investigates excessive-force complaints has recommended stripping the police powers of only three officers above the sergeant rank. Only one has involved alleged excessive force while on duty.
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Keywords complaints; criminal; discipline; excessive force
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