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Judge: Des Plaines Officer Accused Of Excessive Force Rightfully Terminated

A 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.

12/17/2013

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Midlothian Cop Used Excessive Force Twice, Federal Prosecutors Allege

Steven G. Zamiar, 46, has been indicted for allegedly beating two different people in separate incidents.

12/04/2013

Cassandra Feuerstein slams into a bench after video tape showed her being thrown into a jail cell. (CBS)

Suit: Woman Suffered Broken Bones At Hands Of Skokie Cop

A Chicago woman is suing the village of Skokie, claiming one of its police officers used excessive force that left her in need of surgery.

10/09/2013

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New Comic Describes NATO Summit From Protesters’ Perspective

A 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.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2012

Demonstrators clash with police during a protest against the NATO Summit on May 20, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Several protesters and journalists were injured in skirmishes with police outside the convention center. Today is the first day of the two-day summit. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Protester: Police Used Batons Indiscriminately During NATO Summit

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and several other observers have praised officers in the field for their restraint during the NATO Summit protests, but some protest leaders say they cannot see McCarthy’s justification for the use of force.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2012

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South Side Pastor Files Excessive Force Suit Against City, Cops

A South Side pastor is suing the city and four police officers, claiming they unlawfully detained him and used a racial slur against him at the scene of a shooting this February in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood.

05/02/2012

Darrin Hanna died in November 2011, a week after he was allegedly beaten and repeatedly shocked with a stun gun at the hands of North Chicago police. (Family supplied photo)

North Chicago Man’s Girlfriend Has Different Story About His Run-In With Police

The girlfriend of a North Chicago man who died after he was beaten by police is telling a different story than officers.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012

Darrin Hanna died in November 2011, a week after he was allegedly beaten and repeatedly shocked with a stun gun at the hands of North Chicago police. (Family supplied photo)

1 North Chicago Cop Fired, 1 Suspended In Connection With Man’s Death

One North Chicago police officer has been fired, and another is suspended without pay, in connection with the brutality allegations by the family of a man who died after being beaten during an arrest.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2012

Mark Clements of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty was among the protesters Thursday who showed up at Chicago City Hall to shed light on the deaths of suspects. (CBS)

Activists Protest Suspects’ Deaths In Police Confrontations

Demonstrators stood outside the mayor’s office to protest police brutality, though most of the alleged cases they cited happened in the suburbs, CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

CBS 2–04/26/2012

Darrin Hanna died in November 2011, a week after he was allegedly beaten and repeatedly shocked with a stun gun at the hands of North Chicago police. (Family supplied photo)

Attorney For North Chicago Cops: ‘Evidence Will Favor’ Police In Arrestee’s Death

Demonstrators continued their call for justice Monday for the family of a man beaten to death while in North Chicago police custody, but attorneys for the officers say the whole story hasn’t come out.

04/23/2012

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Feds: Harvey Police Engaged In ‘Heavy-Handed Uses Of Force’

The results are in following a federal investigation into alleged brutality by members of the Harvey police Department.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Darrin Hanna died in November 2011, a week after he was allegedly beaten and repeatedly shocked with a stun gun at the hands of North Chicago police. (Family supplied photo)

Attorneys: Autopsy Shows Police Brutality Caused North Chicago Man’s Death

It’s been months since a 45-year-old man died one week after North Chicago police officers allegedly beat him during an arrest, but Lake County authorities have yet to issue an autopsy report. Attorneys said Wednesday an independent autopsy proves Darrin Hanna died from police brutality.

CBS 2–02/22/2012

Paul Smith says a North Chicago police officer used excessive force on him. (CBS)

Former Detainee Says He Was Beaten By North Chicago Police Officer

Paul Smith, the man who is seen being roughly treated by a North Chicago police officer in surveillance video, is speaking out for the first time.

02/06/2012

This screen grab of surveillance video allegedly shows a North Chicago officer using excessive force on a detainee. (North Chicago Police Dept.)

Interim Police Chief Quits In Scandal-Plagued North Chicago

After just six days, the man who was appointed interim police chief in North Chicago has decided he doesn’t want the job.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2012

This screen grab of surveillance video allegedly shows a North Chicago officer using excessive force on a detainee. (North Chicago Police Dept.)

North Chicago Police Chief On Leave Amid Excessive Force Allegations

A north suburban police chief has been placed on leave, in the wake of mounting allegations of excessive force by the department’s police officers.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012

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Park Ridge Police: Officer Was Right To Beat Suspect Who Wouldn’t Let Go Of Him

A police officer in Park Ridge was acting within law enforcement guidelines when he beat a suspect who grabbed him and wouldn’t let go.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011

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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

Police Brutality Allegations

Brothers Sue Over Alleged Police Beating At Liquor Store

Two brothers who claim they were beaten by Chicago police officers when they were mistaken for robbers as they were leaving the liquor store where they work have filed a federal lawsuit seeking more than $180,000 in damages.

CBS Chicago–09/01/2011

Police Brutality Allegations

Store Manager: Police Beat Me, Bashed My Head Against Window

New allegations of brutality have surfaced against Chicago Police officers, this time involving a Southwest Side liquor store manager who says he was mistaken for a robber and roughed up.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2011

A University of Chicago scholar says this video sheds light on a beating he suffered by Chicago police. (CBS)

Reward Offered By Grad Students Who Say Cops Attacked Them

A cash reward is now being offered, in hopes of getting to the bottom of an incident in which two University of Chicago grad students say were beaten without provocation by Chicago Police officers.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2011

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