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“Against Collusive Consent Decrees, For Police Reform”

3 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

From Chicago to Baltimore and beyond, don’t assume that consent decrees with higher levels of government (the U.S. Department of Justice included) are the best route to police reform. John McGinnis, Liberty and Law: Rahm Emanuel, the...Show More Summary

Go While You're Upright

Time to retire Special Ed : A spokesman for the Chicago Police Department said Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson briefly fainted at an event for law enforcement Friday.Spokesman [...] said while Johnson was at an event in Springfield, he briefly experienced lightheadedness and fell on stage. Show More Summary

A Useless Justice Department Forces Chicagoans to Pursue Police Reform on Their Own

Back in January, after the Department of Justice released a scathing report on unconstitutional abuses by Chicago police officers, Mayor Rahm Emanuel agreed to negotiate a consent decree that would put a federal court in charge of overseeing police reform in the city. The report was the culmination of a lengthy investigation of police practices sparked […]

But He Can't Find Test Cheating?

Another hatchet-job from the Inspector General : The Chicago Police Department has failed to closely monitor its massive spending on officer overtime — a combined $575 million over the last six years — or take measures to prevent officers...Show More Summary

Probe finds Chicago police overtime not closely monitored

An investigation shows that the Chicago Police Department has failed to closely monitor the way it handles officer overtime. In a report released Tuesday, the office of Inspector General Joseph … Click to Continue »

Goose, Gander

The first of many challenges to the Rules? A white Chicago police officer was reprimanded by the department Wednesday for posting a photo on social media of himself in apparent protest of the NFL players who knelt during the national...Show More Summary

Cop Who Posted Controversial 'I Stand For The Anthem' Photo Has History Of Department Suspensions

The Chicago cop who garnered attention after posting a controversial Facebook photo earlier this week with an "I stand for the anthem" sign has been suspended by the police department several times for various violations and misconduct. [ more › ]

Chicago Cops Will Be Punished For Kneeling With Activist

Two Chicago police officers will be reprimanded after a picture went viral on social media showing the pair kneeling alongside a local activist, with a department spokesman claiming that their punishment stems from their making a political statement while in … More » The post Chicago Cops Will Be Punished For Kneeling With Activist appeared first on EveryJoe.

Reprimand

Stupidity ought to at least be painful, but in a political town, you get a political outcome : After a weekend of sideline demonstrations that roiled football fans and a divided nation, the Chicago Police Department is investigating a photo of what appears to be two uniformed officers who were photographed “taking a knee” in the lobby of a South Side precinct.[...]Show More Summary

Um, What Now?

We got this in our e-mail about 30 times yesterday: We're pretty sure there's some sort of Rule about political acts while in uniform. While representing the City of Chicago, Department of Police, you have no political affiliation, are...Show More Summary

Makes Sense, but....

Has he thought this through? A Southwest Side alderman has called on the Chicago Police Department to change the way it handles its broader street gang database system.Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th) said the database is too cumbersome, and...Show More Summary

Morons

We have a feeling Highland Park is going to clear a few robberies with these morons in custody : Three Chicago men were charged with armed robbery after they accidentally ran inside a suburban police department while trying to avoid being captured, authorities said.Eddie K. Show More Summary

OT Out of Control

Approaching $200 million : The Chicago Police Department is on pace to spend nearly $200 million on overtime in 2017 — 40 percent more than last year’s record spending — despite a two-year hiring surge tailor-made to keep pace with attribution...Show More Summary

Shame Works

Gee whiz, a Community Alert and a video release? The Chicago Police Department on Friday issued a community alert and a short video of a suspect wanted in an August attack in which a man was pushed from a Loop subway platform onto the...Show More Summary

Kids Now Casting: Background Roles on 'Chicago PD'

Background casting continues for NBC’s hit drama “Chicago PD”—this time, with opportunities for young talent! “Chicago PD” follows the intelligence team of District 21 of the Chicago Police Department as they fight the organized crime,...Show More Summary

Labor Day weekend violence down in Chicago

2 months agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Police department says there were seven homicides over the long weekend compared to 13 during the same weekend last year

Labor Day weekend in Chicago less violent than last year

Chicago saw less gun violence over the Labor Day weekend compared to the same weekend last year after the police department flooded the streets with more officers and made a … Click to Continue »

Illinois Officials Ask Courts To Order Changes In Chicago Police Policies

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The U.S. Justice Department reported in January on police patterns and practices that often violated the civil rights of residents, but the Trump DOJ has not pursued legally binding overhauls.

Top Stories: Harvey Hits Land Again; Mattis On Transgender Military Personnel

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

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Chicago police superintendent to receive new kidney

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is set for a kidney transplant. Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Johnson is scheduled to arrive at Rush University Medical Center at 6 a.m. Wednesday … Click to Continue »

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