On May 6, 2015, Chicago’s City Council passed a resolution apologizing for decades of torture by some police officers. The resolution also provided reparations to those who had been tortured by those officers.

The history of torture by police in Chicago was far longer than that covered by that ordinance. I wrote about that longer history here.


Writer. Formerly civil rights attorney. Currently professor. Working on new book about mental disability and criminal law in the 20th century.

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