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When Can a Police Officer Use Deadly Force During a Foot Chase?

Recently, a teenager and a 22-year old were fatally shot by Chicago police officers during foot chases. In the case of the 13-year-old, the Chicago Police Department has stated that bodycam footage shows he was holding a gun in his right hand. As he... Continue reading →

When Can the Police Use Deadly Force Under Illinois’ New Law?

The question of when police officers can use deadly force has been a significant talking point over the last few years. Many state legislators are pushing for criminal justice reform that makes it more difficult for police officers to use deadly... Continue reading →