Chicago Police Board clears 7 of 29 cops facing firings

Frank Main, The Chicago Sun-Times
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Nearly a quarter of the officers who faced termination hearings before the Chicago Police Board in 2004 and 2005 were found not guilty, according to a report by the board.

Police Supt. Phil Cline sought to fire the 29 officers over a variety of allegations including drug abuse, excessive force, domestic fights and committing crimes. Of those officers, seven were found not guilty. Ten were found guilty and fired. The other 12 were found guilty and suspended.

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