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Justice Dept. Probe Cites Improper Force in Schools
Chicago police officers have used inappropriate force against students and failed to set proper guidelines for using stun guns in schools, a U.S. Department of Justice investigation has found.
Those findings, released this month, were part of a broad investigation of the Chicago police department. The investigation also flagged an example of the department inadequately investigating a complaint by an 8-year-old student who said a school-based officer "grabbed the girl by her hair, swung her around, and choked her while breaking up a fight in a school hallway."
"CPD's pattern or practice of excessive force also includes subjecting children to force for noncriminal conduct and minor violations," the report says.
Vol. 36, Issue 19, Page 4Published in Print: January 25, 2017, as Justice Dept. Probe Cites Improper Force in Schools