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Quintonio LeGrier called 911 three times, ignored by dispatch before shot by Chicago Police

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On Monday the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) in Chicago released audio recordings of the three 911 calls Quintonio LeGrier made to the authorities on the morning he was shot six times by a police officer whose gunfire also accidentally killed his neighbor.  LeGrier told the 911 dispatcher that his life …

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Cops Intimidate Witnesses Into Changing Their Stories In Fatal Shooting

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke 16 times in Chicago. Chicago officials released hundreds of emails Thursday Dec. 31, 2015 related to the video that wasn't released until more than a year after the shooting.  The emails, including some between city officials asking how they should respond to demands for the video, were released to media outlets that have been pressing for the documents for weeks.  (Chicago Police Department via AP, File)

According to Gawker, “Just when it seemed impossible for Chicago police officers to come off any worse in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, lawyers for the family now assert at least three witnesses were interrogated for hours, threatened and forced to lie about what they saw.” Full Story …

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Chicago pays $5.5m in reparations to police torture victims, too little too late?

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All but “five or six” of the 57 individuals who allege they were tortured under the Jon Burge reign of terror were given around $100,000 in reparations this Monday.  Burge (in above photo) was the police commander brought to justice in 2011 for running his “midnight crew,” which routinely tortured …

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Family of Bettie Jones, Mother of Five Killed by Chicago Police, Sues for Wrongful Death

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“The family of Bettie Jones, the 55-year-old mother of five killed “accidentally” by Chicago police during an altercation with 19-year-old neighbor Quintonio LeGrier on Dec. 26, is now filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the city.” Full Story – Complex

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Evidence In Darius Pinex Shooting Was ‘Intentionally’ Hid: Judge – Via Huffington Post

Gloria Pinex holds a photo of her son Darius Pinex, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, photo at her home in Chicago. Darius, was killed by Chicago police in 2011. After the recently released video of a Chicago officer firing 16 bullets into the body of Laquan McDonald, Pinex said, "That video showed what we are going through out here, what these police officers are covering up." (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

“CHICAGO (AP) — A top city of Chicago lawyer stepped down after a federal judge accused him of hiding evidence in a fatal police shooting, the latest allegation of wrongdoing amid ongoing scrutiny of how the city deals with such cases.” Full Story – Huffington Post

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Father of slain 19-year-old sues city of Chicago over wrongful death, improper use of force

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Antonio LeGrier has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Chicago.  He had called police for help because his son was swinging a baseball bat in their apartment early Saturday morning.  The police officer who arrived on scene shot and killed both the son, 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and …

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Two more senseless killings by officers in Chicago

Source: Chicago Sun Times

Officers fired eight times into a Chicago home Saturday after responding to a domestic violence call.  A 55-year old woman was accidentally killed along with a mentally disturbed college student who had been armed with an aluminum bat.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called for immediate police reform after this disturbing incident. More …

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