Jan 6, 2016
Fault Lines Links – Chicago Pays $5.5M To CPD Torture Victims
Jan. 6, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Good morning people, your links this morning:
- Chicago has reportedly paid out $5.5 million in compensation to ‘dozens’ of police brutality victims over the last 44 years. Over 100 men accuse former police commander Jon Burge (pictured) of torture, although he has never been formally charged but served time for lying about the misconduct in a civil case.
- Body cam footage has been released of the moments leading up to the fatal shooting of unarmed Keith Childress Jr. by Las Vegas police on New Year’s Eve. The officers claim they mistook a cellphone Childress was holding for a gun and were forced to shoot after he refused to obey police commands.
- Surveillance footage of the police shooting death of Jason Lee Alderman in August 2015 was released on Monday. A lawyer for the family of Alderman announced he would be filing a wrongful death suit on their behalf against the Bakersfield, CA, police department. Alderman was allegedly robbing a Subway when Officer Chad Garrett shot and killed him mistaking a tire iron he was holding for a gun. Kern County DA cleared Garrett of any wrongdoing in December 2015.
- Trial dates have been set for Louisiana Officers Norris Greenhouse Jr. and Derrick Stafford charged with second-degree murder in 6-year old Jeremy Mardis’ death and attempted second-degree murder in the shooting and critical wounding of his father, Christopher Few last November.
- The trial of former Suffolk County, NY , Officer Scott Greene began on Monday. Greene is accused of stealing from a number of Hispanic drivers during traffic stops between 2010 and 2014.