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SOS No More?

By Margaret Lyons in News on Oct 9, 2007 7:57PM

The Sun-Times is reporting that the Chicago Police Department is disbanding the scandal-plagued SOS unit. And all it took was a few hundred allegations of abuse, a conspiracy to commit murder and widespread abuse and perjury.

The ST is saying an official announcement will come down this afternoon; for now, they have some anonymous sources.

“Change us, disband us, do something,” said the supervisor, who refused to be quoted by name. “It’s getting harder and harder for guys to do good police work."

“I’ve been in the unit for a long time,” the supervisor said. “There are still a lot of good people there. I’m tired of saying that’s where I work.”

Now the question becomes, will this actually change anything? Is anyone other than Finnigan going to be indicted? Will we see a marked difference in the way OPS handles police brutality cases?