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Police Misconduct

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Court: City Must Make Police Misconduct Files Public

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act doesn’t exempt “CR files,” which consist of misconduct complaints against officers and documents created during the investigations, a state appeals court ruled Monday.

03/11/2014

City Hall

City Council Approves $4.1M Settlement For Unarmed Man Shot By Cop

Chicago taxpayers took it on the chin — or rather, in the wallet — again Wednesday, one month after shelling out $33 million to settle two high-profile cases of police misconduct, including the largest pay-out in history to a single plaintiff.

02/15/2013

City Hall

City Council OKs $32.75 Million In Settlements In Police Misconduct Suits

Alderman expressed outrage Thursday, even as they unanimously approved nearly $33 million in settlements of two high-profile lawsuits alleging police misconduct.

WBBM Newsradio–01/17/2013

This photo of Christina Eilman shows her about nine months before she came to Chicago in 2006. (Family Photo)

Finance Committee Backs Nearly $33M In Settlements Of Police Lawsuits

A Chicago City Council Committee has given preliminary approval to nearly $33 million dollars in settlements of two high-profile cases of alleged police misconduct.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2013

Mayor Emanuel addresses reporters Friday in Chicago. (CBS)

Emanuel Concerned About Length Of Police Misconduct Probes

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he is concerned about how long it can take for the police review board to investigate when officers are accused of misconduct.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

Jury Box

Judge Authorizes Background Checks For Jurors

A federal judge has given city lawyers the go-ahead to do background checks on potential jurors in an upcoming misconduct case against Chicago Police.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011