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Chicago Just Fired An Investigator Trying To Hold Cops Accountable For Unjustified Shootings

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.26.2015 | Black Voices

The independent agency tasked with policing Chicago cops hasn’t released findings on several unjustified police shootings, and its leaders are more ...

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.

Witnesses: Police Lying About Why They Killed West Side Man

Posted 09.18.2011 | Chicago

On a rooftop in Chicago's West Side on Saturday afternoon, a police officer gunned down 32-year-old Lynell Hawkins. That much, everyone agrees on. ...

Taser Use By Chicago Police Officers Increases Sharply

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police officers have nearly quadrupled their use of Tasers since the department equipped every beat car with the electric-shock weapons earlie...

Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Shoots Her Husband

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An off-duty Chicago police officer shot and wounded her husband at their Gresham neighborhood home in a domestic-incident early this morning, police s...