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Chicago Code of Silence

Chicago Making Police Misconduct Files Public In Major About-Face

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 07.14.2014 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) — A new policy will make public all completed investigations of Chicago police misconduct instead of treating them as personnel matters...

Joseph Erbentraut

Can Chicago's 'Code Of Silence' Be Cracked? | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 09.20.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Decades have passed since Chicago police commander Jon Burge was fired, but the stain of hundreds of allegations of police torture and grow...

Judge Won't Set Aside Verdict In 'Code Of Silence' Case

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 02.19.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A judge on Thursday refused to toss a jury verdict that suggested Chicago police adhere to a code of silence in protecting rogue offic...

Chicago's 'Code of Silence' Case Has Legal System Bidding Against Itself

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 02.05.2013 | Chicago
Miles J. Zaremski

Private litigants have no basis to force a court to abandon its role and efforts, including a jury's verdict, once the system produces an outcome the parties don't like. They also can't cry foul and have erased an outcome produced by a system that taxpayer money supports.

City Asks Judge To Erase Landmark 'Code Of Silence' Verdict

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 12.04.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The city of Chicago is asking a judge to erase a landmark verdict that found there exists a code of silence in the police department that l...

The Police Code of Silence: What Will Mayor Emanuel Do?

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 01.15.2013 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

Once again, it appears to be "business as usual" when it comes to police brutality, the code of silence, and official cover-up in Chicago.

Chicago's Top Cop: 'Code Of Silence' Won't Be Tolerated

AP | DON BABWIN and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Just before the beating of a female bartender by an off-duty Chicago police officer persuaded him to end his own career, then-police Superi...

Will City Take Action On Cop Beating Verdict?

AP | DON BABWIN and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Will the city act? That's the question many Chicagoans will be asking Wednesday – a day after the dramatic conclusion of a civil tri...

2 Undercover Cops Claim Blacklisting Over Reporting Corruption

Posted 11.02.2012 | Chicago

Two Chicago police officers filed a federal lawsuit Thursday alleging that high-ranking Chicago Police Department officials blacklisted them after the...

Abbate Testifies To 'Drunk Dialing' Friends After Beating Bartender

Posted 10.24.2012 | Chicago

Anthony Abbate, the hulking ex-Chicago police officer who was convicted in 2009 of beating a female bartender at a Portage Park bar, testified in a ci...

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...

Dying Man Breaks 'Code Of Silence,' Accuses Fellow Gang Member

Posted 06.21.2011 | Chicago

It's a fact of gang culture that frustrates law enforcement and leaves countless crimes unsolved: the code of silence, the "no-snitch rule" that deman...

Chicago's Code Of Silence: 'No Snitch' Code Keeps Shooters On The Streets

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At Gene's Playmate Lounge at Cermak and Kildare, you can't have a drink unless you're at least 25 years old. Young guys who might be packing pistols c...

Dying Teen Refuses To Name His Murderer

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Seeing that Tate was wounded badly and probably wouldn't make it, an officer asked: Do you know who shot you? "I know," Tate told him. "But I ain't t...

Someone Knows Who Killed Percy Day And Tyrone Williams, But No One Is Talking

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Somebody knows who killed Percy Day and Tyrone Williams. But nobody has tipped the police because too many people in Chicago confuse doing right wi...