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A federal judge ruled Monday that tasing and dragging handcuffed Philip Coleman out of his cell amounted to "brute force," ruling against Chicago police in a civil suit brought be Coleman's family. Meanwhile, Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke expressed frustration with pretrial handling of suspects in Cook County.

 
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