A pair of investigations that arrived just days apart last week—one from a small nonprofit news organization, the other by a leading daily newspaper—brought new scrutiny to the way the city of Chicago handles allegations of police misconduct. The reports, each based on an analysis of hundreds of lawsuits, highlight the soaring cost of alleged misconduct to taxpayers, the city’s failure to track patterns of abuse, and the extent to which officials try to keep crucial information . . .
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