“Chicago Police Misconduct Expensive and Rampant, Report Says” @ DNAinfo.com Chicago

Posted on January 22, 2013

Ted Cox — January 17, 2013: “CITY HALL — A new report charged the city was squandering hundreds of millions of dollars in defending and paying restitution for rogue cops and called on reforms to end the “blue code of silence” Thursday.

The University of Illinois at Chicago report, “Crime, Corruption and Cover-ups in the Chicago Police Department,” was released just as the City Council was preparing final approval to pay $32.75 million to settle two high-profile cases of police misconduct.

Dick Simpson, a political-science professor and former maverick alderman, and John Hagedorn, professor of criminology, law and justice, analyzed more than 300 cases since 1960 where Chicago officers were convicted of crimes including murder, protecting drug dealers and lying about police torture…………………….”

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