Chicago Police Brutality Victims Receive Justice

Chicago Police Brutality

Chicago Police Brutality Victims Receive Justice

Victims of Chicago police brutality during the 1970’s and 1980’s will soon be receiving an apology. On May 6th 2015, the City of Chicago decided to pay $5.5 million in reparations to victims of torture and abuse brought on by the notorious group of officers called the “Midnight Crew” in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

The “Midnight Crew” was overseen by police commander Jon Burge. Victims from the Chicago police brutality stated that they had been suffocated with plastic bags, beaten with phone books and shocked with cattle prods; tactics used to forcefully get confessions from victims.

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Aside from the $5.5 million, the victims are promised a memorial, psychological counseling and job training. These victims and the sufferings they endured will not fade as the years pass, their stories will also be taught and studied in Chicago schools, even though the stories and events still victims, the Chicago Police Department, and the city itself. Even 20 years after Job Burge was fired from the police department, tensions are still high between residents and officers. “I don’t see the times being better at all,” said Mark Clements, a torture victim. “I see these times more so as being times of near riot.” In an effort to build trust, the city’s police superintendent, Gary McCarthy, announced he will be participating in a tour around the city.

If you were a victim of police abuse, call 1-800-380-8080 to get the help you deserve!

Police brutality and misconduct comes in many forms, such as: excessive force, sexual assault, taser injuries, racial profiling, wrongful shootings, illegal search and seizure, forced confessions, false imprisonment, and prison abuse. If you have been a victim of police abuse, call 1-800-THE-LAW2 at 1-800-380-8080. You will be connected with a 1-800-THE-LAW2 police misconduct attorney who will fight to get you justice. Take a stand, don’t wait and call today. Either you get paid, or you don’t pay at all™!

SOURCE:

  1. Mitch Smith & Monica Davey. “Chicago to Pay $5 million to Victims of Police Abuse.The New York Times. Retrieved May 10, 2015.

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