This was published last week: Work will start in earnest next week on how to reform the Chicago Police Department after federal investigators found that officers routinely used excessive force against minorities and tolerated "racially discriminatory conduct" by officers. Show More Summary
A video shows a Chicago Police Department SWAT vehicle along with the claim that Trump sent federal troops in armored vehicles to the city.
Evidently, stops being down 85% and homicides being up nearly 80% aren't enough: The number of street stops by the Chicago Police Department has plummeted by 85 percent in a year, but African-Americans continued to account for the vast majority of those detained and frisked, a Chicago Sun-Times investigation has found. Show More Summary
After the U.S. Justice Department recently issued a scathing report saying police in Chicago routinely violated the Constitution by using excessive force, many activists expected reforms — and federal oversight —to follow. The findings on Chicago officers set the stage for the city to negotiate a...
APB, which premieres Monday on Fox, tells the story of Gideon Reeves (Justin Kirk), a tech billionaire who takes over the 13 th Precinct of the Chicago Police Department after seeing firsthand how ill-equipped the force is to fight crime. Show More Summary
The way this city counts shootings and homicides, can anyone actually believe it? More than 16,500 Chicagoans applied to join the Chicago Police Department, city officials announced Sunday. That is a 16.5 percent increase from the last...Show More Summary
'Civil rights attorney Flint Taylor explains what a recent Department of Justice report on Chicago's police crimes reveals (and misses) about corruption and violence within the city, and outlines the choice between continuing ineffective...Show More Summary
The Chicago Police Department plans to unveil new high-tech crime-fighting strategies as the city deals with increases in homicides and gang violence. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is scheduled to … Click to Continue »
A couple of weeks ago we noted that with one week left in office, Obama's Department of Justice released a report effectively labeling the Chicago police department as nothing more than a bunch of racist, hate-mongering bullies who routinely resort to the use of "deadly force" in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. Show More Summary
CHICAGO (WGN) — The Chicago Police Department has an officer suicide rate 60 percent higher than the national average, the Sun-Times reports. Life insurance claims from the police union reveal that three officers for every 120,000 take their own lives, and the suicide rate is confirmed in the new Justice Department report on the CPD. Show More Summary
FAKE NEWS: Disappearing people to secret prisons? Hey, this is Donald Trump’s DHS, not Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago Police Department. “Chicago police covertly detained more than 7,000 people at a secret interrogation warehouse straight out of a Bond movie — more than double the amount of prisoners originally believed to be held and grilled there, according […]
This only makes the news semi-regularly, but it was mentioned in the DOJ report of all places : Buried among the facts and figures in the Justice Department’s recent book-length report on the failings of the Chicago Police Department...Show More Summary
Chicago’s chief of police, Eddie Johnson, was recovering on Friday afternoon after he appeared nearly to faint at a news conference, according to a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department. Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said on Twitter that Johnson, 56, has “a...
The Dallas PD is in town recruiting again : The Dallas Police Department has come to Chicago, looking to recruit some of the 300 new police officers the organization wants to hire this year. [...] Senior Corporal Ray Milburn said the...Show More Summary
The Department of Justice is already working with the Chicago Police Department, and local authorities are cooperating with the DEA, ATF and FBI to investigate and combat violent crime in the city.
The Chicago police department says it is now examining the video and trying to identify the officer.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson responded late Tuesday, saying: "The Chicago Police Department is more than willing to work with the federal government to build on our partnerships with DOJ (Department of Justice), FBI, DEA...Show More Summary
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
(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 […]
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...