Chicago Police: “Oversight is grossly inadequate”

I think that quote sums it up nicely. Bad cops are never called to account for their actions. That statement may or may not apply nationally, but it certainly applies to Chicago. Chicago Police Department plagued by racism, lack of accountability, task force says |

A scathing new report outlines big problems in the Chicago Police Department – racism, excessive force and a code of silence – and that’s not all. The Independent Police Review Authority – the organization assigned to investigate police – is described as badly broken.

The findings aren’t surprising. The head of the Fraternal Order of Police is already pitching spin. (The report recommends changes to the union contracts – which is says is part of the problem.) I’m not holding my breath to see if things get better.