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ACLU lawsuit alleges Chicago police brutality ‘magnified for people with disabilities’

The ACLU of Illinois filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday alleging that Chicago’s police reform efforts have neglected deep-seated issues on how officers are trained to handle people with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities. Flanked by about a dozen leaders of community groups around Chicago, ACLU attorney Karen Sheley told

Prosecutor wants independent team to lead investigations into all St. Louis police shootings

Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Tuesday addressed an aldermanic public safety committee about forming a new unit to investigate police shootings. Photo by Joel Currier, jcurrier@post-dispatch.com Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Tuesday addressed an aldermanic public safety committee about forming a new unit to investigate police shootings. Creating a

Syracuse won’t say what happened to cops who Tasered disabled man who won $2M

The city's corporation counsel, Joseph Fahey, referred questions of discipline to the police department. Following the incident, the department's internal affairs division investigated and found claims of excessive force were unfounded. Among the complaints in Hulett's lawsuit was that the Syracuse Police Department created an environment that emboldened officers

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