What Rights Do Protesters Have From Police Misconduct?

people gather in support of Miracle Boyd
Around 100 people gathered in support of Boyd at Monday press conference. Patrick Smith / WBEZ
people gather in support of Miracle Boyd
Around 100 people gathered in support of Boyd at Monday press conference. Patrick Smith / WBEZ

What Rights Do Protesters Have From Police Misconduct?

This weekend’s protests in Chicago over the Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park devolved into violence between police and protesters.

Reset talks with two legal experts on what rights and recourse protesters have in these situations.

GUESTS: Brad Thomson, civil rights and criminal defense lawyer at People’s Law Office, member of the National Lawyers Guild

Karen Sheley, director of the Police Practices Project at the ACLU of Illinois