Police Brutality

Ricky Williams, 24, is suing the city of Chicago and Police Cmdr. Glenn Evans, who allegedly shoved a gun in Williams' mouth during an arrest in January 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Man At Center Of Brutality Case Against CPD Commander Files Lawsuit

A 24-year-old man has sued the Chicago Police Department and a Chicago police commander who has since been relieved of duty, accusing the commander of shoving a gun in his mouth and threatening to kill him last year.

09/09/2014

Surveillance video of a police raid on a West Side tanning salon. (Credit: Hamilton Law Office)

Demonstrators Demand Action Over Alleged Brutality At Tanning Salon

A crowd of demonstrators gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall, expressing their outrage about the case of tanning parlor manager Jianqing “Jessica” Klyzek.

05/29/2014

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Officer Stripped Of Powers Amid Brutality Probe

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said an investigation into the actions of officers involved in a raid at a tanning salon last summer is in the hands of the Independent Police Review Authority, which recommended one officer immediately be placed on administrative leave.

05/20/2014

Surveillance video of a police raid on a West Side tanning salon. (Credit: Hamilton Law Office)

Woman Accuses Chicago Police Of Brutality In Raid Caught On Video

The lawyer for a woman shown on video being hit by a police officer, says he and another cop don’t deserve to wear the uniform, reports WBBM Political editor Craig Dellimore.

05/19/2014

Brandie Rendell and her boyfriend James Gibson. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Area Civil Rights Group Investigating Iowa Police Brutality Claim

A Chicago civil rights organization is investigating claims that a mother was unjustly beaten by police officers in Davenport Iowa after she was caught shoplifting.

08/05/2013

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)

Brothers Suing 2 Chicago Cops For Beating Caught On Tape

Two Chicago police officers are being investigated by the FBI and the Independent Police Review Authority, after beating two brothers at a South Shore storefront. Surveillance footage obtained by our CBS 2 Investigators is at the center of that investigation.

CBS 2–10/30/2012

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Former Des Plaines Deputy Police Chief Claims He Was Fired To Cover Up Brutality

A former deputy police chief for Des Plaines, who claims he was fired after he blew the whistle on police brutality, has filed a federal lawsuit against the city.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

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North Chicago Accuses Alleged Battery Victim Of Slandering City

North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham is fighting back on a recent allegation of police brutality by a woman who claims she was battered by a North Chicago police officer on two occasions.

07/29/2012

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Protesters Charged After Mag Mile March, Claim Police Were Out Of Control

A dozen protesters have been charged after a rowdy demonstration that spilled onto the Magnificent Mile, but the protesters claim police were the ones who were out of control.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2012

Masked protesters march through Bridgeport, Canaryville and Back of the Yards to decry police brutality. The protesters repeatedly ignored police orders to stay off the streets, since they did not have a parade permit, and they also got into shouting matches with a number of local residents. (Credit: CBS)

Masked Protesters March Through South Side To Decry Police Brutality

With the NATO summit five days away, demonstrations are becoming more intense. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports on a so-called militant march against police brutality Tuesday evening.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

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

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: North Chicago Man Begged ‘Don’t Kill Me’ To Police

A police audio tape has surfaced in the case of a North Chicago man who died after he was beaten by police.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2012

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Calumet Park Cop Acquitted In Brutality Case

A south suburban police officer accused of tripping a teen and later grabbing him by the throat after the boy made a wisecrack was found not guilty during a bench trial on Monday.

03/19/2012

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)

Autopsy: Police Contributed To Man’s Death In North Chicago

The Lake County Coroner’s office says police blows and a Taser shock are to blame in part for the death of a man who was involved in a confrontation with North Chicago police last November.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

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

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.)

More Excessive-Force Allegations Emerge In North Chicago

The accusations come after Darrin Hanna died in an encounter with North Chicago police in November. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.

01/01/2012

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City Settles Lawsuit Claiming Police Detective Attacked Kids

Without admitting wrongdoing, the City of Chicago has settled a federal lawsuit with a family who claimed their children were attacked by a Chicago Police detective and were left frightened for years.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2011

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

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