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Chicago police have a “48-hour rule” when it comes to criminal suspects: 48 hours after an arrest, if
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Chicago police have a “48-hour rule” when it comes to criminal suspects: 48 hours after an arrest, if they aren’t charged with a crime, the cops have to let them go.
But for more than a decade, the department has also had a policy that provides a workaround to the 48-hour deadline: ad hoc, largely off-the-books “after-hours” court hearings. Reporters Andy Grimm and Tim Novak have the story…

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