Chicago, April 14 Attorneys for David “Iggy Flow” Rucker and Alfredo Reyes went into court with a motion calling for the judge to compel the Police Department and the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) to produce the reports of complaints (called “Complaint Registers” or CR’s in Chicago) against the police who arrested Alfredo and Iggy.
The records show that there have been a total of 24 complaints on the four cops. The one complaint the lawyers received was about the cop inventing charges to falsely arrest someone. A history of these cops trumping up charges and brutalizing people is clearly important so that Iggy and Alfredo can show that the cops committed violence and battered Iggy and Alfredo, who are totally innocent of the charges – but the Police and IPRA record keepers are not turning over these important documents. The judge told Iggy and Alfredo’s lawyers to go back to the Police and IPRA and ask again before she would compel those agencies. More than sixteen months since the defendants were arrested and the authorities are still dragging them into court, as they withhold crucial pieces of information! The next court date for Iggy and Alfredo is now May 5.
In the South Shore 2 case, defendants also had to appear in court this week. They also are waiting on important information from the prosecution's side. Their next court date is June 20.
Murdering cops walk free facing no charges and the City of Chicago is forced to admit their long history of racist policing, while these four fighters against police brutality are dragged into court month after month.
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