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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?

Wrongfully Convicted Man Awarded $25 Million In Damages

Posted 01.25.2012 | Chicago

In what is believed to be one of the most substantial verdicts in the city's history, a federal jury on Tuesday awarded $25 million in damages to a ma...

Why Young People Falsely Confess to Police

Steve Drizin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Steve Drizin

I've seen police lie to children in all manner of ways, telling one child that his dead sister's blood was found in his bedroom and a different boy that his father had awakened from a coma and told police the boy was his assailant.

When It Comes to Claims of Actual Innocence, Courts Need to Consider Recantations

John Maki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
John Maki

You might think that judges would be willing to review convictions based on testimony that was later recanted, but in fact courts frequently ignore recantations.