As Chicago Police Cmdr. Glenn Evans awaits trial for allegedly putting the barrel of his gun into a suspect’s mouth, WBEZ has new revelations. The city agency that investigates police brutality complaints has recommended that Evans be disciplined for a separate incident.
The mayor's office Thursday morning released a statement seeking to "clarify" Emanuel's comments Wednesday, in which he suggested a federal civil rights pattern-and-practice investigation "in my view, would be misguided."
We look back at the tenure of former CPD Superintendent Garry McCarthy. And we get outside opinions on Emanuel's task force on police. Then we have music from Dave Wakeling, the founder of The English Beat.
Emanuel hired McCarthy in 2011 with an eye on reforming a police department that had earned a reputation around the country for corruption, abuse and a "circling the wagons" mentality when it comes to oversight.
Steve Inskeep talks to Mary Mitchell, a Chicago Sun-Times columnist, about the firing of Chicago Police Superintendent, Garry McCarthy a week after a video showed a white officer shooting a black teenager 16 times.