Task Force Finds Systemic Racism In Chicago Police Department
The Police Accountability Task Force says the department has "no regard for the sanctity of life when it comes to people of color."By Stephanie Liebergen | April 13, 2016
Woefully inadequate. Persistent problem. Justified lack of trust. Those are just a few of the phrases used to describe the Chicago Police Department in a scathing report released Wednesday.
The Chicago Police Accountability Task Force analyzed almost a decade of data from the CPD, including officer-involved shootings, taser uses, traffic and street stops, community complaints and disciplinary actions.
The racial divide in Chicago's population is about equal — 32 percent of the city is white, 33 percent is black and 29 percent is Hispanic. Keeping that split in mind makes some of the report's data even more alarming.