Civil Rights Violations

Surveillance video from a South Shore convenience store shows two Chicago police officers hitting two brothers, who were later arrested. However, the charges were dropped, and the FBI and Independent Police Review Authority are investigating brutality allegations. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Cop Indicted For Excessive Force In 2012 Arrest

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.

11/19/2014

Court Case Graphic

Dolton Cop Charged With Civil Rights Violations

A Dolton police officer has been charged with beating two people with his police baton and then threatening the police chief during the investigation.

11/01/2011

Keith Herrera

Former Cop Pleads Guilty To Role In Robberies

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.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011

Former Chicago Cops Jerome Finnigan and Keith Herrera

Former SOS Officers To Plead Guilty To Civil Rights Charges

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.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2011