Lawsuit against city of Chicago on behalf of those with mental illness

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The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit today in federal court on behalf of those with disabilities or suffering from mental illness.

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The complaint addresses the City of Chicago as well as its police department.

The 53-page lawsuit claims the Chicago Police Department has a decades-long record of mistreating veterans with PTSD.

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In addition, the mentally ill and those people with physical limitations.

The suit wants to block the city from continuing with its current policies – a permanent injunction – and practices of “of using unlawful force against black and Latino people and individuals with disabilities.

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