Allegations of misconduct trouble Chicago Police Department

April 5, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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The Chicago Police Department is under added scrutiny after two independent cases of police misconduct recently surfaced.

Chicago Police interim Superintendant Terry Hillard has had a rough few weeks. He’s had to deal with at least two public cases of police misconduct. The first was broken by WBEZ, after uncovering a video which appears to show police allowing the intimidation of a young man in their custody. Then came allegations of sexual assault--two officers are being investigated for the sexual assault of a 22-year-old woman on the far North Side.

To find out what these cases mean for the Chicago Police Department, Eight Forty-Eight spoke to Chicago Sun-Times crime reporter Frank Main.