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Police Brutality

YOUNG VOICES: How many times must we witness this?

YOUNG VOICES: How many times must we witness this?

Is Michael Brown the next Oscar Grant III? Kendrec McDade? Ervin Jefferson? Sean Bell? Is his case just like any other African American male gone too soon due to the bullet from a white police officer's gun? The one thing that all of these young men that have died has in common is they were …

August 18, 2014 12:00 am

Professor: New police-file policy will shine light

CHICAGO | An agreement to make public all completed investigations of Chicago police misconduct will shine a light like never before on a department that has long been dogged by a reputation for brutality and a code of silence, according to a law school professor involved in the litigation t…

July 14, 2014 3:03 pm

Former Dolton cop to serve prison time for beating outside nightclub

CHICAGO | A former Dolton police officer was sentenced to more than six years in federal prison Friday for his role in the 2009 beating of two men outside a nightclub.

September 20, 2013 1:45 pm

Congressman urges jail deaths inquiry

CHICAGO | A congressman asked federal authorities on Wednesday to investigate the alleged suicides of two black men just three days apart while in custody at the same Chicago police station and during the same shifts.

December 28, 2011 3:26 pm

Dolton cop charged with beating two victims, threatening police chief

DOLTON | A Dolton police officer faces federal charges of using excessive force with two victims and later threatening the police chief.

November 01, 2011 7:15 pm

City of Portage settles federal lawsuit against officer

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved a settlement in a federal lawsuit involving brutality charges against one of its police officers.

October 05, 2011 1:15 pm

Hobart man claims brutality in 2009 trespassing arrest

HAMMOND | A Hobart man has filed a police brutality suit in U.S. District Court.

July 13, 2011 5:45 pm

Calumet Park cop charged with battery of teen

CHICAGO | A Calumet Park police officer has been charged with beating a teenager he was taking into custody after the youth made a wisecrack to the officer in front of other teens, the office of Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez said.

May 18, 2011 5:00 pm

Lawsuit accuses sheriff, deputy of brutality

VALPARAISO | A Starke County man is targeting Porter County Sheriff David Lain and a deputy in a lawsuit alleging he was falsely arrested at his home and left in a drunk tank for 32 hours without blankets or adequate clothing.

March 16, 2011 6:00 pm

Chicago chips away at legal settlements

CHICAGO | Spending nearly $23 million this year to settle lawsuits filed against it, the city of Chicago continues to search for ways to limit its exposure to municipal complaints.

December 29, 2010 11:25 am
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