Chicago Police Use More Deadly Force as Gang War Heats Up

July 26, 2011  |  

(Christian Science Monitor) — Chicago Police officers have killed more people this year to date than the total number killed in 2010.  A quarterly report just released by the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) shows that 14 people were shot and killed by Chicago officers in the first six months of this year ending June 30. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday that, according to news accounts that tally numbers through July 21, the number of fatalities is actually 16.  In 2010, 13 people were shot and killed by Chicago officers.

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