Chicago Chief In Contempt On Complaints Vs. Officers


A federal judge has found Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis in contempt of court and set a Monday deadline for him to release the names of officers who have at least five citizen complaints filed against them since 2000, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. Weis says handing over the thousands of names would “compromise officers’ performance, threaten safety, reduce morale and improperly impugn many officers’ otherwise well-deserved good reputations.”

Attorneys for a woman in an excessive-force lawsuit against the city are seeking the list and a smaller one limited to excessive-force complaints. The attorneys would be the only ones with access to the lists, which they say will demonstrate that the city sweeps allegations against officers under the rug.

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