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Friday, October 6, 2017

ACLU lawsuit alleges Chicago PD disproportionate brutality against people with disabilities

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the Chicago PD alleging its officers have not received proper training for interacting with people with disabilities. This Chicago Tribune article by Jason Meisner and Jeremy Gorner reports “The suit alleged the brutality was “magnified for people with disabilities.” Nationally, an estimated 33 to 50 percent of those killed by police have a disability, with approximately 25 percent of people killed having a mental illness, the suit alleged. The problem also extends to police use of nonlethal force, including with Tasers, the ACLU contended.”

 



from National Center on Disability and Journalism http://ncdj.org/2017/10/4743/
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