Chicago police officer tied to disgraced unit faces firing 16 years after scandal broke

Chicago police officer tied to disgraced unit faces firing 16 years after scandal broke

Critics of Chicago’s police disciplinary system have slammed these delays as unfair to both victims of police misconduct and the accused officers themselves. In its 2017 evaluation of Chicago’s policing practices, the U.S. Justice Department concluded lengthy delays can prevent investigators from uncovering the truth because “memories fade, evidence is lost, and investigators may not be able to locate those crucial witnesses needed to determine whether misconduct has occurred.”

Published at Tue, 19 Jan 2021 23:08:00 +0000

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