Chicago has a systemic problem that won’t be solved with the charging of a single officer.
Since 1986 more than 1,600 people have been struck by bullets fired by Chicago police officers—an average of more than one person a week. In the 208 cases closed over the last two years, not a single shooting has been found to be unjustified. Should we be reassured?
At a community meeting in Uptown this week, citizens question whether Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority is truly independent.
Aldermen call in the head of new Independent Police Review Authority for questioning.