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Six cops taking time for that CFD DUI : Six Chicago Police officers have been suspended for giving the third-highest ranking member of the Chicago Fire Department favored treatment after the fire deputy crashed his city-owned SUV near Lake Shore Drive in Lincoln Park.Police Supt. Show More Summary

1905: John Johnson

2 days agoNews / Crime : Executed Today

(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On this date in 1905, John Johnson was hanged for the murder of Patrolman Dennis Fitzgerald of the Chicago Police Department. On September 26, 1903, Johnson and another man, Louis Tedford, were being drunk and disorderly near the corner of 44th Street […]

When to make a federal case out of the police

The U.S. Department of Justice’s report finding unconstitutional police practices in Chicago was scathing yet unsurprising, coming as it did amid months of tension following the fatal 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white police officer and the much-delayed release of video...

Prickwrinkle Sounds Off

Once again, showing a concerted effort to direct the spotlight anywhere but at her office : Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday stopped short of throwing the shortcomings of the Chicago Police Department at the feet of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but said she wished he had done more, and done it sooner.[...]Show More Summary

Chicago Cop Charged With First-Degree Murder In Off-Duty Killing Of Unarmed Man

The charge comes less than a week after the Department of Justice released the damning results of a 13-month investigation of the police department. [ more › ]

Chicago Lawyer Sues City, Police Department Over Stingray Cellphone Surviellance

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Chicago attorney Jerry Boyle -- notably not representing himself -- is suing the city of Chicago and a number of police officials for constitutional violations stemming from the PD's Stingray use. It's a potential class action suit,Show More Summary

DOJ: To Address “Defective” Accountability System, Chicago Must Renegotiate Police Union Contracts

Now we know what the Department of Justice (DOJ) found in Chicago after a 13-month investigation of the Chicago Police Department: a “defective” police accountability system whose failures are tied to public distrust in police and Chicago’s murder spike. Among the roadblocks to reform noted in the report were police collective bargaining agreements (CBAs), including […]

Garry Jumps on the Train

Now McCompStat is ripping the statistical methodology : Former Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is offering additional criticism about the federal report released last week that slams the Chicago Police Department for pervasive civil-rights violations.Where to begin?“It speaks in broad-brush terms. It really lacks specificity,” McCarthy tells CBS 2...[...]Show More Summary

"Statistical Evidence Not Required"

Once again, Heather MacDonald completely destroys the anti-police narrative within the DOJ report : The most important statement in the Justice Department’s damning report on the Chicago Police Department has nothing to do with police behavior. Show More Summary

Look Who Grew a Set

Aldercreatures demanding accountability? As the U.S. Justice Department asks Chicago to address deep flaws in police officers' use of force, a group of aldermen is accusing Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Law Department of enabling the misconduct and is asking federal authorities to investigate.The City Council's Progressive Caucus sent a letter to U.S. Show More Summary

JOHN KASS: That violent Chicago police culture that shocks Loretta Lynch and Rahm Emanuel? It came…

JOHN KASS: That violent Chicago police culture that shocks Loretta Lynch and Rahm Emanuel? It came from Chicago’s corrupt Democratic machine: The Department of Justice report criticized the CPD for excessive force, lousy training and lax discipline. At the downtown news conference, many fine and earnest things were said by the politicos, and many flowery […]

Charity Hockey Game

As die hard hockey fans, we seldom miss these fundraisers : The Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department will face off in a charity hockey game Jan. 22. The game will be played from 6:50-8:30 p.m. at the Morgan Park Sports Center, at 11505 S. Show More Summary

Sessions May Wave Off Chicago PD Report

6 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

If Sen. Jeff Sessions is confirmed as attorney general, probes into police departments - like the one recently released in Chicago - could become less frequent.

DOJ Report About Chicago Police Department Echoes What Residents Have Long Known

6 days agoNews : Truthdig

By Sarah Lazare / AlterNet Communities of color in Chicago meticulously documented the CPD’s pattern of racist violence.

Chicago pledges to improve after police report

City officials say the police department will be revamped following a scathing federal report on excessive force.

Settlements to Curb Police Abuses Have Mixed Record, and Uncertain Future

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

As Chicago agrees to revamp its policing, settlements with police departments known as consent decrees may face a threat in the Trump administration.

Loretta Lynch Slams Chicago Police Department After Releasing Damning DOJ Report

Click here for reuse options! The attorney general argued the force's actions were in violation of the Constitution. After a 13-month investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice released a 164-page report Friday detailing the abuse of force by the Chicago Police Department (CPD). Show More Summary

Chicago’s police regularly use excessive force, says the Department of Justice

AFTER Ferguson, Cleveland, Newark and Baltimore it is now Chicago’s turn to be confronted with the grim conclusions of an investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) into its police force.

Chicago needs cops who aren’t afraid to do their job

last weekNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

Racing against the clock before President Obama leaves office, the Justice Department has issued a scathing report charging the Chicago Police Department with engaging in a pattern of illegal “excessive force,” including “deadly force.” With both statistics and damning anecdotes, the report shows the Chicago PD as running roughshod over the Windy City’s minority citizens....

Federal probe finds pattern of abuse by Chicago Police

Chicago police routinely violated the civil rights of people, the US Justice Department says in a report.

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