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Chicago Police Defend Use of ‘Deeply Flawed’ Gang Database

Clip: 07/27/2021 | 2m 28s | Video has closed captioning.

For the first time since a damning 2019 audit was released by the city’s watchdog, police officials defended their continuing use of records that list approximately 135,000 Chicagoans as members of gangs, citing their need for the data to prevent “retaliatory violence.” WTTW News reporter Heather Cherone has details.

Aired: 07/27/21

Rating: NR

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