The Chicago Police Department Has A Long History Of Abuse


Chicago police are under fire for recent revelations about misconduct and cover-ups by cops. But these scandals and brutality are nothing new as history shows. Abuse within the Chicago PD goes way, way back.

When Is It Ok For A Cop To Shoot Someone?

When is it appropriate for police to use lethal force and how does an officer make that call? AJ+’s Dena Takruri went to the Richmond police department, in California – which has had a record-low number of officer-involved shootings – to get some intense training.

Why Don’t Cops Get Charged For Killing Black Men?

Another police officer who killed an unarmed black man will not be charged. This time it’s NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, who killed #EricGarner with a chokehold in July 2014. This, just a week after a Ferguson grand jury chose not to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The question on everyone’s minds is why does this keep happening?