Police Brutality

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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

Greg Jeffries was allegedly struck by a Chicago police sergeant while handcuffed. (CBS)

Brutality Victim: ‘Sergeant Was Brought To Justice’

The college student slapped multiple times by a Chicago police sergeant while handcuffed tells his side of the story to CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot.

04/18/2011

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Man Claims Police Beat Him As Son, 2, Watched

In a federal lawsuit filed Monday, a man claims Chicago Heights police officers dragged him out of his vehicle and punched him while his two-year-old son watched.

04/04/2011

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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