Chicago police brutality

The ex-Chicago police detective who shot and killed 22-year-old innocent bystander Rekia Boyd, is seeking to collect disability pay from the city because he says he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder from the 2012 shooting. Dante Servin, 48, could collect as much as $78,000 or 75 percent of his former $104,000 salary until his police pension kicks in.

Activists and family members continue to call for justice in the Laquan McDonald case, and joined together on the anniversary of the 17-year-old’s death by Chicago police two years ago. According to the Chicago Reporter, more than 100 gathered on Thursday for an evening vigil outside the Chicago Police Department with renewed calls to terminate all […]

A 41-year-old White Chicago police officer was indicted last week on two counts of violating the federal civil rights of six Black teens in a stolen vehicle after he allegedly used unreasonable force during a 2013 traffic stop, writes The Huffington Post. The indictment of officer Marco Proano, who was captured on a squad car’s dashcam, was handed down Thursday. The […]

The June 2014 incident occurred after the patient reportedly assaulted Chicago Police Officer Clauzell Gause. Later, the 40-year-old officer was captured on video at Jackson Park Hospital attacking the patient, whose hands were cuffed behind his back

The report notes that police officials last month blamed the unavailability of audio in 80 percent of dash cam videos on officer error and “intentional destruction.”

The city of Chicago has begun a $5.5 payout of reparations to nearly 60 individuals who were tortured by the police in the 1970s and 1980s. The announcement of the reparation payment was made by Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday, just as his city is enduring tensions between citizens the police force over recent events. […]

A day after Chicago police officials released graphic video of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being gunned down by a Chicago police officer, President Barack Obama took to Facebook express concern.