Criminal Justice: Progress in Chicago

Spurred by Supreme Court decisions, and anxious not to be embarrassed by another case like Escobedo v. Illinois (TIME cover, April 29), the Chicago Police Department is trying to revamp its treatment of accused citizens. In General Order 66-9, Superintendent Orlando W. Wilson has just admonished his men to:

> "Permit the prisoner to communicate with his attorney and a member of his family."

> "Never use force or coercion in seeking admissions or confessions."

>-"Respect the prisoner's right to refuse to give evidence against himself."

> "Never 'talk down' to any group or individual or engage in the use of derogatory terms such...

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