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POV | Episode

S7 E5: The End of the Nightstick

This startling expose unravels a history of abuse of suspects by the Chicago police. For more than a decade, the press and authorities turned a blind eye to allegations of torture — including the use of electric shocks — until persistent grass roots organizations exerted enough pressure to prompt an official investigation, and eventually the dismissal of a ranking police commander.

0:44:15 | AIRED: 7/5/1994 |
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