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Laquan McDonald Shooting Leads To Chicago Top Cop Firing

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has fired Chicago’s chief of police. Saying public confidence in the Police Department “has been shaken and eroded” in the wake of the Laquan McDonald controversy, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday that Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is out as the city’s top cop. The mayor said he and McCarthy began discussing the [...]

A Corruption Beyond Chicago's Top Cop

As my colleague David Graham notes, Garry McCarthy, superintendent of the Chicago Police Department is out. The bungled investigation of the killing of LaQuan McDonald made his position untenable: Immediately after the shooting last October, a Chicago police union spokesman said that McDonald had lunged at officers before he was killed. Show More Summary

"Mayor Rahm Emanuel ousted Chicago’s police superintendent on Tuesday..."

"... after the city’s police department came under fire over an officer shooting a teenager 16 times, and for resisting, for more than a year, to release of a video of the fatal shooting."“He has become an issue, rather than dealing with the issue, and a distraction,” Mr. Show More Summary

Chicago Mayor Fires City's Top Cop In Wake Of Laquan McDonald Criticism

2 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Police Department's top cop has been fired.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday that he had formally asked for the resignation of Superintendent Garry McCarthy, who Emanuel hand-picked as the city's top cop in 2011. Show More Summary

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy fired

2 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the formation of a task force to review the city's police department.

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy Fired

2 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Police Department's top cop has been fired, the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune report. Sources told the outlets that Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired Superintendent Garry McCarthy early Tuesday. The 56-year-oldShow More Summary

Garry McCarthy out as Chicago Police Department superintendent

Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is out after coming under widespread criticism for his handling of a high-profile shooting that eventually led to a white officer being charged with first-degree murder in the death of a black teen shot 16 times in a Southwest Side street last year,...

Boyfriend arrested for stealing truck to pick girlfriend up from jail

5 hours agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

Police arrested a man after he stole a truck– so he could pick up his girlfriend from jail, incredulous Arizona cops said. Miguel Redshirt drove the truck into the parking lot of the Tempe Police Department and was quickly nabbed by an officer with license plate-reading cameras in his squad car, according to Tucson News...

Cool - Another Task Force!

When in doubt, form a committee! Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce on Tuesday the creation of a task force in an effort to “strengthen the fabric of trust between the Chicago Police Department and the communities it protects,” the city...Show More Summary

Facing intense heat on McDonald shooting, Emanuel seeks to buy time with police task force

For the last week, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been under fire from protesters and fellow elected officials in Chicago — and from activists and pundits across the country — to clean up his police department and fire his top cop Garry McCarthy following the release of a video that showed a white officer...

Juneau Mayor Greg Fisk found dead at his Alaska home: police

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Greg Fisk, the mayor of Juneau, Alaska, has been found dead at a home in the city, the police department said on Monday. Police responding to an emergency call found Fisk, 70, and pronounced him dead at the home in the state capital, the city’s police department said in a statement. An...

Chicago expands body camera use for cops after charges in Laquan McDonald shooting

19 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The body camera program at the Chicago Police Department is expanding, the city’s mayor announced alongside the police superintendent. The expanded program will cover six more police districts by June. The Department of Justice provided a $1.1 million funding grant that was matched by the...

Wayward kangaroo fails as a hitchhiker, is taken in by police

You're a long way from the outback, kangaroo. On Nov. 27, the police department of North Ridgeville, Ohio, spotted this curiously out-of-place kangaroo hopping around in the middle of the road See also: Affectionate kangaroo will hug your hands like she's a tiny person We get animal calls. Show More Summary

News in Brief: NRA Visits Colorado Police Evidence Room To Check Up On Rifle Used In Planned Parenthood Shooting

22 hours agoHumor : The Onion

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—After learning that the gun had been involved in a violent attack that left three dead, National Rifle Association representatives reportedly visited the Colorado Springs Police Department evidence room Monday to check up on the semi-automatic rifle used in Friday’s Planned Parenthood shooting. Show More Summary

Are Psychic Detectives Real?

With the popularity of programs within the true crime genre like Psychic Detectives and completely fictional programs like Medium, I became curious on just how often police departments turned to psychics to aid in criminal investigations, most notably unsolved murders, and of those departments that did turn to psychics, how many were able to solve […]

Chicago police will add more body cameras following shooting of Laquan McDonald

City leaders in Chicago on Sunday announced expansion of the police department’s body-worn camera program in the wake of a murder charge filed last week against an officer for shooting a black teenager to death.

'Suspicious item' found near Hollywood Christmas Parade route

A suspicious item was found Sunday afternoon near the starting point of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, prompting the arrival of the Los Angeles Police Department's Bomb Squad, authorities said. A bystander reported the "suspicious item" about 1:30 p.m. near Hollywood Boulevard and Orange Drive,...

Saying goodbye to slain Downey police officer: Services set for Sunday and Monday

A rosary and viewing service for slain Downey police Officer Ricardo “Ricky” Galvez is Sunday night, followed by funeral services Monday morning. He is the first officer to be gunned down in Downey Police Department history. Galvez, 29, was killed the night of Nov. 18. He was sitting in his BMW...

Two Brave Cops Under Attack for Exposing Militarization and Corruption in their Department

Both whistleblowers now find themselves targeted for prosecution. Kristin Bantle, a sixteen-year veteran police officer, received notice of her termination from the Steamboat Springs, Colorado Police Department on August 15 – the same...Show More Summary

Homan Square: Where the Chicago Police Department 'Disappeared' 7,000 People

' +The Guardian lawsuit exposes fullest scale yet of detentions at off-the-books interrogation warehouse and reveals that Chicago police brought more than 7,000 detainees to facility since August 2004.'

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