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City fires investigator who found cops at fault
Jul. 20, 2015
Lorenzo Davis was the only supervisor at Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority who resisted orders to change findings about shootings, according to an evaluation by IPRA obtained by WBEZ.
After detective’s acquittal, prosecutors face criticism
Apr. 20, 2015
After Det. Dante Servin was cleared of all charges in the fatal shooting of an African-American woman, some are questioning the handling of the case.
Ferguson activists hope to spark a national movement
Apr. 6, 2015
Leaders of what some call a new civil rights struggle say the protests must lead to long-term strategies. The goal is to sustain a national movement and to get past challenging obstacles.
System to handle police complaints in NWI is broken, critics say
Dec. 12, 2014
A recent traffic stop in Hammond, Ind. that led to accusations of excessive force is part of a national debate over how to hold police accountable
Who polices the police? In Chicago, it’s now ex-cops
Dec. 5, 2014
A WBEZ investigation finds former sworn law-enforcement personnel in six management posts at the Independent Police Review Authority. Those include the top three.
Outrage in Ferguson, disbelief in Hammond
Nov. 25, 2014
FBI agent denies that they cleared two officers of wrongdoing following a controversial traffic stop that invited comparisons to Ferguson.
Prosecutors want indicted police commander’s past in court
Oct. 24, 2014
Cook County prosecutors on Thursday told a judge they would try to bring other “crimes and bad acts” into a felony case against Chicago police Cmdr. Glenn Evans.
Hammond mayor rejects comparisons to Ferguson
Oct. 9, 2014
After video of police incident goes viral, citizens divided on whether cops went too far.
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