Cops in SOS unit amassed citizen complaints

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For almost 10 years the City of Chicago fought to keep hidden some of the most corrupt officers in its police  department;  but now everything has changed.

After spending years fighting lawsuits that sought to shed light on which officers drew the most complaints, the city has reversed field, and is releasing the list of 662 police officers who had the most citizen complaints.

The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police fought to keep these records private.

The worst offenders came from a scandal-plagued unit of police officers called the Special Operations Section, or SOS.

SOS has since been disbanded; but when it was active, and run by now-imprisoned police officers Jerome Finnegan and Keith Herrera, the report shows that officers routinely abused and robbed citizens for their own financial gain.

Finnegan and Herrera were responsible for more than 200 complaints

It was very rare that any complaint was ever upheld; virtually all of them, with few exceptions, were ruled unfounded, exonerated or not sustained.


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