Chicago police used excessive force on man dragged by handcuffs: judge
By Suzannah Gonzales
2 hours ago
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago police used excessive force on a black man who died after he was dragged by handcuffs out of his cell and down a hallway three years ago, a federal judge ruled on Monday.
The ruling came as Chicago police and Mayor Rahm Emanuel face intense scrutiny over the police department's use of force. Protesters have called for Emanuel's resignation since last month's release of a video showing a white police officer shooting to death a black teen.
Facing sharp criticism over the case, Emanuel has apologized for the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald and is searching for a new police superintendent.
In the separate case of the man dragged by handcuffs, Officer Keith Kirkland and supervising officer Sergeant Tommy Walker are liable in their treatment of Philip Coleman, who later died at a hospital, according to court documents. The races of Kirkland and Walker could not immediately be verified.
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