How to Stop Dirty Cops from Putting Innocent People in Prison
Information about bad cops' career histories can help everyone from lawyers to the public know who to watch out for.
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What It's Like to Get Exonerated of Murder After 21 Years in Prison
Relief, gratitude, paranoia, and keeping a butcher's knife under your pillow.
Chicago Just Released Video of Another 17-Year-Old Getting Shot By Police
A controversial review found the fatal 2013 shooting of Cedric Chatman to be justified, but the footage of his death is sure to stoke tension.
A New Database Reveals Just How Rarely Chicago Cops Get Punished
Data gathered from lawsuits and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests paint an ugly picture of police accountability in the Windy City, with whites getting their complaints addressed far more often than blacks.
As Part of a Reparations Deal, Chicago Teens Will Learn About Police Brutality in School
As part of a massive deal to compensate survivors of police abuse, Chicago Public Schools will teach eighth and tenth graders about the horrific legacy of Jon Burge.
Chicago Is Finally Ready to Give Reparations to Police Torture Survivors
Decades of brutality forced city officials' hands, but recent investigations suggest abuses by Chicago cops are far from over.
Playing Politics With Chicago's Murder Epidemic
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is facing growing questions about his failed $55 million plan to fight crime in the nation's murder capital.
Playing Politics with Chicago's Murder Epidemic
Locked in a tight race for reelection, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is facing growing questions about his failed $55 million anti-violence initiative.
The Do It Well and Leave Something Witchy Issue
Turning Up the Heat on Detroit’s Cold Cases
About 18 months ago, the Detroit Police Department disbanded its cold case unit. Now, a group of mothers whose children have been murdered are picking up the slack.
The True Crime Issue
Chicago's Torture Victims Want Justice
Starting in 1971, more than 100 black men in Chicago were tortured and forced to confess to serious crimes as part of a police-sanctioned campaign that continued for almost 20 years under then Police Commander Jon Burge.