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The Chicago Police Department -- "DOJ report" confirms police corruption

Chicago is known for its organized crime and politics and now the Department of Justice DOJ) has confirmed that the Chicago Police Department (CPD) has findings of corruption, excessive force, and racial basis in its police tactics. 132 more words

Department of Justice Investigative Findings Of The Chicago Police Department

The United States Department of Justice completed a probe of the Chicago Police.  Its investigation was conducted over a period of 13 months. They found that the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) used biased techniques to investigate officers and a consistent unwillingness to probe or dispute officers’ statements. 401 more words

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Chicago police use excessive force, DOJ finds

(CNN)–The Chicago Police Department has unconstitutionally engaged in a pattern of excessive and deadly force, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Friday, wrapping up a 13-month federal probe of a department that has been under heavy scrutiny over officer-involved shootings. 228 more words

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Chicago police use excessive force, DOJ finds

CHICAGO (CNN) – The Chicago Police Department has unconstitutionally engaged in a pattern of excessive and deadly force, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Friday, wrapping up a 13-month federal probe of a department that has been under heavy scrutiny over officer-involved shootings. 227 more words

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Report says Chicago police violated civil rights for years

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police have violated the constitutional rights of residents for years, permitting racial bias against blacks, using excessive force and shooting people who did not pose immediate threats, the Justice Department announced Friday after a yearlong investigation. 938 more words

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Pew Survey: Officers More Reluctant To Use Force, Make Stops

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ATLANTA (AP) — The so-called “Ferguson effect” — officers backing off of policing out of fear that their actions will be questioned after the fact — has been talked about but never really quantified. 538 more words

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Deadly Force Is Not Always Justified

After posting some cryptic messages on his Facebook page on the morning of November 28, 2016, 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a refugee from Somalia, drove his car over a curb at Ohio State University into a crowd of people, then exited the car and began attacking people with a butcher knife. 2,176 more words

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