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Man Beaten By Off-Duty Cop On Video At Portillo's Alleges Police Cover-up

A man who was beaten by an off-duty cop at Portillo's last year is now suing over police brutality and alleging that the Chicago Police Department tried to cover up the beating, which was caught on video. [ more › ]

And Here it Comes

Weren't we just talking about this? The Chicago Police Department should revamp its psychological exam and forgive minor drug offenses to attract minority police officers at a time of high crime and deep distrust, an influential alderman said Monday.Ald. Show More Summary

Rookies? No Kidding?

This is news......if you live under a rock : Faced with a surge in killings and a breakdown of trust in law enforcement, the Chicago Police Department is sending its least experienced cops to neighborhoods that see the most violence.The...Show More Summary

Chicago tops 700 homicides - bloodiest year in decades with a month to go in 2016

In a year of relentless violence, Chicago this week hit another gruesome milestone, exceeding 700 homicides for the first time in nearly two decades, according to Police Department records. The 700-mark was reached when a 25-year-old man was fatally shot about 6:20 a.m. Wednesday in the Burnside...

Chicago tops 700 homicides - with a month to go in violent 2016

In a year of relentless violence, Chicago has hit another gruesome milestone, exceeding 700 homicides on Wednesday for the first time in nearly two decades, according to official Police Department records. The 700-mark was hit when a 25-year-old man was fatally shot about 6:20 a.m. at 93rd Street...

Damn! This Guy is Good!

He really ought to be put in a leadership position of some sort: After a pair of gang shootings in the 15th Ward erupted minutes apart Monday night and left two dead, Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th) called on the Chicago Police DepartmentShow More Summary

Morale Still Low?

From the "No Shit Sherlock" files: When the veteran Chicago police officer joined the department, he expected to stay long enough to earn two star patches on the lower left sleeve of his uniform, signifying 40 years on the job.Even as he grew older, his enthusiasm was unwavering. Show More Summary

"Reforms" to Continue

Stay the course! Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday vowed to press ahead with reforms at the Chicago Police Department whether or not President-elect Donald Trump agrees with the results of an ongoing Justice Department probe spurred by the...Show More Summary

Cop Who Killed 2 & Sued City Over Poor Training Was Put Back On Patrol

Until recently, the Chicago Police Officer who fatally shot a black teen and a grandmother last Christmas during a domestic disturbance has been continuing to patrol and make arrests for the department since July, according to a Chicago Tribune investigation. [ more › ]

Chicago Police let cop in shooting probe return to street duty

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Department spokesman calls mistake "irresponsible."        

Report: Ex-cop who killed unarmed woman wants disability

last monthNews / Crime : Crimesider

Dante Servin resigned from the Chicago Police Department after a judge acquitted him in the 2012 shooting death of Rekia Boyd

America's First Woman Police Officer

last monthHumor / odd : Neatorama

Marie Connolly Owens was an officer in the Chicago Police Department for 32 years beginning in 1891, but her employment wasn’t seen as a breakthrough for the history books, and was forgotten for decades. Strangely, her obituary did not even mention her years on the force. Show More Summary

The Code of Silence + Narrative Control + the Chicago Police Department

'Journalist Jamie Kalven examines the mechanisms of silence within the Chicago Police Department, and explains how an investigation into a drug protection racket within the CPD reveals massive flaws in the structures of law enforcement and the news media, as well as class relations across American society. Show More Summary

Confidential....Sort Of

This is a hilarious AdMin Fax message about the Department of Justice: The US Department of Justice has asked that we issue the following message to our members: "As part of our investigation of the Chicago Police Department, the Department of Justice will hold office hours on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, from 0930 to 1530. Show More Summary

By stealing from innocents, Chicago PD amassed tens of millions in a secret black budget for surveillance gear

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Since 2009, the Chicago Police Department has seized $72M worth of property from people who were not convicted of any crime, through the discredited civil forfeiture process, keeping $48M worth of the gains (the rest went to the Cook...Show More Summary

Documents Show Chicago PD Secretly Using Forfeiture Funds To Buy Surveillance Equipment

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Chicago Reader has put together a massive, must-read investigation into the Chicago Police Department's secret budget. The Chicago PD has -- for years now -- used the spoils of its asset forfeiture program to obtain surveillance equipment like Stingrays. Show More Summary

Tribune Does Math

We've been talking about this for what? Years? Especially the upcoming retirements. Now the Tribune wakes up and gets in on the act? The plan to grow the size of the Chicago Police Department could mean hiring more than 2,200 policeShow More Summary

Police Release VIDEO Of Female Officers Brutal Beating, Who Thought ‘She Was Going To Die’

The Chicago police department has finally released the video footage of a female officer being brutally beaten by a man high on PCP. It was a vicious attack, and what

Job Openings

Some new organization is looking to hire : Under direction, supervises and directs the work of investigative staff engaged in investigating allegations of misconduct against members of the Chicago Police Department (CPD). Manages caseloads,...Show More Summary

Special Ed's Memo

So this came out in the Tribune the other day : The Chicago Police Department, pressured by a U.S. Justice Department investigation and public outrage over police misconduct, has unveiled proposed policy changes aimed at cutting down...Show More Summary

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