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Sworn Affidavit Rule Hinders Police Misconduct Investigations

Posted on: February 27th, 2017 by Chicago Police Misconduct Attorney
The Department of Justice recently investigated the use of excessive force by the Chicago Police Department. Last month, they released a report about their findings and one of the major issues they came across was the sworn affidavit rule. The sta ... Read Full Article

Police Delay Reporting Officer-Involved Shootings, According To IPRA Report

Posted on: February 24th, 2017 by Chicago Police Misconduct Attorney
Whenever there is a police officer involved in a shooting, the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) has to be notified – no questions asked. IPRA recently released a review that states Chicago police routinely delay reporting shootings where ... Read Full Article

Chicago Police Misconduct Attorneys Analyze New Department of Justice Report, Highlighting Use of Excessive Force and Violations of Civil Rights by the Chicago Police Department

Posted on: January 14th, 2017 by Chicago Police Misconduct Attorney
The U.S. Department of Justice released a 161-page report this week detailing its findings following a year-long probe into the highly contentious Chicago Police Department (CPD). Federal investigators determined that the CPD has routinely violated ... Read Full Article

The Trouble with Convicting a Police Officer

Posted on: January 9th, 2017 by Chicago Police Misconduct Attorney
Another police officer who has been accused of shooting an unarmed black man has walked away from court without a conviction.  On December 5th, a judge declared a mistrial in the shooting case of Walter Scott, allowing former police officer Michael ... Read Full Article

Police Misconduct – The Roadblocks we must Overcome

Posted on: December 19th, 2016 by Chicago Police Misconduct Attorney
Recently, on November 16th, Jeronimo Yanez was charged with second-degree manslaughter after fatally shooting Philando Castile.  What made this conviction so surprising is that Yanez was a police officer and Castile was a civilian. Police officer ... Read Full Article