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.
Here’s a follow-up on a video WBEZ has been reporting about. That video, shot March 19, shows a young man in the backseat of a Chicago police SUV. A back door is open and he’s getting taunted by onlookers who flash gang signs — while two officers seem to stand by.
The Chicago police has moved 70 officers to patrol duty who were on special assignments, and the department said Friday it will tell 400 others to start wearing the uniform and help respond to calls.Interim Superintendent Terry Hillard said he wants more officers in uniform to boost police visibilit