Excessive Force

Jury Deliberating In Excessive Force Case Against Chicago CopAldo Brown, 38, testified that he only began throwing punches at Jecque Howard in the Omar Salma shop on East 76th Street after he realized Howard had a handgun in his back pocket.
Chicago Police Commander To Go On Trial For Tough TacticsAt a time when much of the nation is debating the treatment of black suspects by white police officers, Cmdr. Glenn Evans' case unfolds against a different backdrop: He is a black officer credited with safeguarding black neighborhoods.
Case Continued For Chicago Man In Bloody Arrest In VirginiaIn a show of solidarity, supporters crowded into a courtroom Thursday as a University of Virginia student made his first court appearance after a bloody arrest outside a bar that sparked a police investigation.
Lawsuit: Saw Needed To Open Tight Handcuffs Of Man Already Choked By CopsA federal lawsuit claims a Chicago Police officer choked a man, handcuffed him too tightly and broke the key off, forcing authorities to cut the handcuffs off with an electric saw.
Bloody Arrest Of College Student From Chicago Prompts Investigation In VirginiaThe governor of Virginia has ordered a state investigation of possible police brutality, after a University of Virginia student from Chicago was bloodied during an arrest earlier this week.
Former Midlothian Deputy Police Chief Guilty In Brutality CaseThe former deputy police chief of south suburban Midlothian faces up to 10 years in prison after he was convicted of using excessive force for beating a “Black Wednesday” drinker with his police baton.
Former Skokie Cop Gets Probation For Shoving Woman In CellCassandra Feuerstein, who suffered nerve damage in her face in the March 2013 attack, was glad that Michael Hart was charged for the crime but thinks he got a “slap on the wrist,” said Torri Hamilton, a lawyer who is representing Feuerstein in a pending civil lawsuit.
Hammond Family Sues Police For Excessive Force During Traffic StopA northwest Indiana family has sued Hammond police, claiming officers used excessive force when they broke a car window and used a stun gun on Jamal Jones during a traffic stop last month.
Judge: Des Plaines Officer Accused Of Excessive Force Rightfully TerminatedA Cook County judge upheld the termination of a northwest suburban Des Plaines police officer on Friday, overturning an arbitrator’s ruling that the officer, accused of using excessive force against an arrestee and lying about it, should return to work.
Midlothian Cop Used Excessive Force Twice, Federal Prosecutors AllegeSteven G. Zamiar, 46, has been indicted for allegedly beating two different people in separate incidents.
Suit: Woman Suffered Broken Bones At Hands Of Skokie CopA Chicago woman is suing the village of Skokie, claiming one of its police officers used excessive force that left her in need of surgery.
New Comic Describes NATO Summit From Protesters' PerspectiveA new comic is recounting the NATO Summit back in May in cartoon form, and it doesn’t share the admiration for Chicago Police officers that dominated the headlines in the days after the summit.
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