Civil Rights Violations
A Chicago police officer has been indicted on federal charges, accused of using excessive force when he allegedly punched a man during an arrest in 2012, and kicked him while he was handcuffed and lying on the floor face-down.
A Dolton police officer has been charged with beating two people with his police baton and then threatening the police chief during the investigation.
A former Chicago cop pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking part in robberies in which he and other officers stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash from suspected drug dealers and innocent civilians.
One current and three former Chicago police cops will plead guilty to federal civil rights violations in a case that involves shaking down suspected drug dealers and others while they were with the now-disbanded Special Operations Section.