Chicago police routinely violated civil rights - U.S. Justice Department
Saturday, 14 January 2017 CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago police routinely violated the civil rights of people in one of America's largest cities, the U.S. Justice Department said in a report released on Friday, citing excessive force, racially discriminatory conduct and a "code of silence" to thwart investigations into police misconduct.
After a yearlong investigation, the Justice Department announced Friday that Chicago police have violated the constitutional rights of residents for years. It was found police permitted racial bias against blacks, used excessive force, and shot people who did not pose immediate threats. The federal...
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