Posts tagged "CPD"

What if more police misconduct cases were caught on tape like Abbate’s?

What if more police misconduct cases were caught on tape like Abbate’s?
It’s been five years since the video of off duty Officer Anthony Abbate brutally beating a bartender in a Chicago tavern went viral. But it wasn’t until this week that the courts finally settled the excessive force case filed by bartender Karolina Obrycka. Taxpayers will pick up the tab for Obrycka’s $850,000 settlement, along with... Read more »

Barber Shop Show preview: Abusing the badge

Barber Shop Show preview: Abusing the badge
There’s a small, but costly, group of Chicago police officers working on the city’s streets who have a problem–serious accusations of misconduct and not just a single offense. No, these “repeaters,” as they’re called, are named in multiple misconduct lawsuits where the city paid out taxpayer dollars to settle their cases. How much? $11.7 million... Read more »