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Police Discipline Agency Won't Tackle the Tough Cases

Locke Bowman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Chicago
Locke Bowman

The Chicago City Council established the IPRA with expectations that it would help reverse a culture of citizen abuse and officer impunity. As we approach the seventh anniversary of IPRA's creation, it's apparent the agency has flopped.

Emanuel Administration Earns Failing Grade on Police Torture and Code of Silence

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 03.06.2013 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

If 2012 is any measuring stick, it is fair to say that the new mayor is just like the old mayor when it comes to police torture and misconduct, the code of silence, and pinstripe patronage. Can we reasonably expect 2013 to be any different?

Ex-Chicago Cop Back In Court In Bartender Beating Case

Posted 10.22.2012 | Chicago

After avoiding jail time for pummeling a petite bartender, former Chicago police officer Anthony Abbate heads to court Monday over a lawsuit that alle...

Police Department's 'Code Of Silence' Challenged

Posted 02.24.2012 | Chicago

A federal judge ruled Thursday that a Chicago bartender brutally beaten by an off-duty police officer can pursue a lawsuit against the police departme...

Anthony Abbate, Ex-cop On Probation For Brutal Attack On Bartender, Fails Drug Test

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The former Chicago police officer convicted of a bar beating seen around the world has been charged with violating his probation by failing a drug tes...

Chicago Police To Finally Face Alcohol Testing After Years Of Incidents

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The terms of a newly ratified five-year contract subject Chicago Police lieutenants and captains to random alcohol testing in general, mandatory drug ...

Anthony Abbate, Cop Who Beat Woman On Tape, Asks For 'Second Chance'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As if he hadn't yet caused enough outrage among Chicagoans, former CPD officer Anthony Abbate went before a judge Wednesday asking for his old job bac...