Chicago Police Face Scandal Over Videotapes

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The Chicago Police Department is under fire after videotapes showing officers engaged in violence against civilians surfaced on the Internet.

The tapes were online several weeks ago; they allegedly show off-duty officers beating civilians and a police officer, who was not in uniform, fatally shooting an unarmed man.

Critics say police brutality has gone unpunished. A lawsuit has been filed over the 2003 shooting.



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