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Despite Prior Claims, FBI’s Own Records Show Agency Coordinated with Police & Spied on Occupy Movement

The FBI spied on Occupy Chicago. It also coordinated with police departments, helping other law enforcement agencies keep tabs on Occupy protesters, according to documents obtained by independent journalist Yana Kunichoff. The documents contradict a statement from the FBI in November 2011, where the agency declared, “Recent published blogs and news stories have reported the [...]

Cop Saves Drowning Man

Damn, that water is cold! A 21-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department kept a 58-year-old man from becoming submerged in icy Lake Michigan waters off Oak Street Beach on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.Near North District Officer Wadell Hardy was among the first on the scene about 1 p.m. Show More Summary

Details emerge from arrest of Bears' Tim Jennings

3 weeks agoSports : Globetrotting

The Gwinnett County Police Department in Georgia has released the arrest report involving Wednesday’s incident with Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings.

Chicago ends 2014 with fewer homicides, but shooting victims up 14 percent

While Chicago ended 2014 with slightly fewer homicides than the year before, 327 more people were shot in the city - an increase of 14 percent, according to the Chicago Police Department. The city has seen a marked drop in homicidesShow More Summary

Spin Again

2014 statistics are out: While Chicago ended 2014 with slightly fewer homicides than the year before, 327 more people were shot in the city — an increase of 14 percent, according to the Chicago Police Department.The city has seen a marked...Show More Summary

Cops: 2 shot after fight at Chicago train station

last monthNews / Crime : Crimesider

Chicago Police Department spokeswoman Amina Greer says the shooting occurred on the mezzanine level of a Red Line "El" station on the city's South Side

Seriously? Wine?

What, you can't afford Binny's so you shoplift as Costco ? Shoplifting has escalated in the city, and the Chicago Police Department’s organized crime division is part of a task force trying to stop it. But now the 2 Investigators have...Show More Summary

Midday News Links: Chicago Police Department Launches Redesigned Website

Chicago Police Department upgraded its website in an effort at improving communication. [ more › ]

That Was Quick

Disturbingly quick as a matter of fact : A Chicago police officer has been disciplined after he admitted playing a song some consider racially offensive during a protest against police violence last weekend, the department announcedShow More Summary

Cop to be suspended over song

The Chicago police officer who played "Sweet Home Alabama" out of a police car during a West Side anti-police-violence protest over the weekend will be disciplined, according to a news release sent from the Chicago Police Department on Thursday. "The officer responsible for playing the song... Show More Summary

The Albuquerque Police Department is the most violent in the country

Despite a population of less than 600,000, Albuquerque, New Mexico nonetheless has a rate of police-involved shootings that is twice that of Chicago and eight times that of New York City. In the last four years alone, Albuquerque police have killed 27 people and shot another 40 who survived with injuries. Show More Summary

Body Camera Time

Prepare yourselves : Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Monday that the department would begin testing body cameras on officers within about 60 days as part of a pilot project.McCarthy offered few specifics at a news conference...Show More Summary

UN Anti-Torture Watchdog Dismayed at US Failure to Provide Redress for Chicago Police Torture Survivors

The United States was criticized by the United Nations Committee Against Torture in its recently released report for failing to provide redress for Chicago Police Department torture survivors. The Committee expressed concern that CPD...Show More Summary

New U.N. Report On Torture Singles Out CPD For Excessive Force Against People of Color

'The Committee is particularly concerned at the reported current police violence in Chicago, especially against African-American and Latino young people who are allegedly...subjected to excessive force by Chicago Police Department (CPD) officers.' [ more › ]

Woman shot in Chicago department store dies of injuries

2 months agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Police say the shooting, which happened in the midst of Black Friday shopping, was the result of a domestic dispute

1 Dead, 1 Wounded in Department Store Shooting

A man is dead and a woman critically injured after a domestic incident flared into a nightmare for Black Friday shoppers inside a busy department store in Chicago, reports the Sun-Times. Police say a 31-year-old man approached a 22-year-old woman, identified as either his girlfriend or ex-girlfriend, and shot her...

2 shot, 1 fatally in upscale Chicago department store

2 months agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Police say a murder-suicide attempt left a man dead and a woman injured in the midst of Black Friday shopping

Why Is This Man Still A Cop?

Richard A. Rizzo, a 17-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, has amassed a rap sheet so lengthy that Police Supt. Garry McCarthy wants Rizzo fired. Why has it taken this long for someone to act? [ more › ]

Off-duty Chicago cop shot many times in front of grandson

A 24-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department was gunned down in front of her 2-year-old grandson by the boy’s father, authorities said.

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