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Chicago Police Code of Silence

Joseph Erbentraut

Can Chicago's 'Code Of Silence' Be Cracked?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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?

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...

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...

City Loses 'Code Of Silence' Trial To Beaten Bartender

AP | DON BABWIN and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 01.13.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago police adhere to a code of silence protecting fellow officers, a federal jury ruled Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by a female bar...

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...

Ex-Cop Takes The Stand In Bartender Beating Case

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 10.23.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Allegations of a culture in which Chicago police jump to protect fellow officers accused of wrongdoing are at the heart of a federal civil ...

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...