Chicago’s battle over police accountability

Veteran activist Frank Chapman speaks at a Jan. 9, 2019, press conference to support the Civilian Police Accountability Council in Chicago. Photo by Charles Edward Miller

This article was originally published in The Progressive.

yles Frazier was in the midst of a mental health crisis when the Chicago Police Department’s SWAT team fatally shot him after a half-hour standoff on May 22.

Police say the twenty-two-year-old black man, who suffered from bipolar disorder, was armed and fired shots outside the building where he had…