Breaking News Bar
updated: 10/26/2012 7:44 AM

Expert: Chicago police rarely uphold complaints

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
Associated Press

An expert testifying at a trial focused on whether Chicago police look the other way when one of their own is accused of wrongdoing said the number of complaints acted on in Chicago is below national averages.

Testimony at the federal civil trial continues Friday. It stems from a lawsuit filed by a female bartender beaten in 2007 by off-duty officer Anthony Abbate.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Steven Whitman testified Thursday that in major police departments elsewhere, 6 percent of excessive-force complaints were upheld in 2002. In Chicago, 2.7 percent were sustained from 1999 to 2004.

In the two years before the beating, he says no officer in the district where it occurred was disciplined despite 147 complaints.

During cross-examination, a city attorney tried to cast doubt on Whitman's methodology.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here