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Can a person in Illinois defend themselves from the police?

When an individual comes in contact with a police officer who is being persistent, violent, or aggressive, the best thing they can do is comply with the officer’s commands and wait until an opportunity arises where they can contact an Illinois…
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Police Misconduct in Illinois

The year 2020 will be remembered for many things, but one event will shape the way history records it. There was finally a public outcry over police brutality, especially with regard to people of color. The Black Lives Matter movement went from…
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How do Cook County residents report police brutality in Chicago Illinois?  

Illinois – February 4, 2021 Civil rights violations appear in daily news headlines and police brutality, bias-based policing, and excessive force are at the root of this national crisis, especially in the larger cities where there are more…
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Rising Police Brutality and Delayed Actions

The Minneapolis police brutality has left the world in utter shock, and the people are yet to overcome the repercussions. George Floyd, a 46-year African-American man, was killed in a heart numbing incident that has triggered nationwide protests…
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Illinois, Aurora Police Officer Suspended After Applying Excessive Force During an Arrest

A video from an arrest that was made in September 2019 is getting “renewed attention,” according to Patch.com which has forced the Aurora Police Department to respond to the footage. The news source says that the footage shows Marcus Randle,…
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Illinois Police Transit Officers Shoot Man

An unarmed Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) passenger was shot by two Chicago police officers on March 2nd, 2020 inside a subway station in the River North neighborhood. The shooting inside Grand Avenue and State Street subway station has sparked…
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What Can I Do If a Police Officer Stops And Frisks Me Unnecessarily in Chicago, IL?

The Fourth Amendment gives everyone the freedom to be protected from being searched unreasonably and from having their property seized from them without a valid reason. If a police officer frisks a person and confiscates their personal belongings…