*(Via Press TV) – A scathing new report shows that the Chicago Police Department has a long history of racism and excessive force against people of color.
The harsh 190-page report by The Police Accountability Task Force has found that three in four people injured or killed by CPD police officers are African American.
Of the 404 people shot or killed by police officers from 2008 to 2015, 299 (74%) were African-American, the report found, adding in other shootings, 14% (55) were Hispanic; 8% (33) were white; and 0.25% were Asian.
Police have disproportionately used Tasers against blacks, the report showed. Between 2012 and 2015, CPD officers used Taser in 1,886 cases of which more than 1,400 were Black, 254 were Hispanic and 144 were white.
“The Chicago Police Department cannot begin to build trust, repair what is broken and tattered unless – from the top leadership on down – it faces these hard truths, acknowledges what it has done at the individual and institutional levels, and earnestly reaches out in respect,” Task Force Chair Lori E. Lightfoot said.
The report also found that there have been numerous occasions where police made some false arrests and convicted suspects wrongly.
This report continues at PressTV.