Chicago police disband elite unit run amok
Chicago disbanded its elite Special Operations Section, Tuesday, amidst allegations of widespread misconduct in the anti-drug/anti-gang unit:
The recent incidents of police misconduct, which include charges that SOS officers robbed and kidnapped people, and that one accused officer plotted to murder another, have been "disheartening and demoralizing, especially for officers who serve honorably every day," interim Supt. Dana Starks said Tuesday at a news conference called to announce the abrupt disbanding of SOS. [Chicago Tribune]
One erstwhile SOS officer,Jerome Finnigan, is accused running a home invasion crew and plotting to kill a former police officer.