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Dashcam shows Chicago police beating woman in front of her children

Reverend Catherine Brown is suing the Chicago Police Department over a 2013 traffic stop where she says she was the victim of excessive force. Continue reading Dashcam shows Chicago police beating woman in front of her children Dashcam...Show More Summary

A "Decrease" in the Increase

Here we go again with the word games: There was one more murder in Chicago in April than the same month last year.Sunday, the Chicago Police Department released the overall crime statistics for April 2016. Overall for the month, there were 36 murders, 253 shootings and 311 shooting victims.That’s a 3 percent increase in murders from April 2015. Show More Summary

Those Files are Still Around

All those disciplinary files that aren't supposed to exist? They got a stay of execution: The federal investigation into the Chicago Police Department has slowed a push by police unions to destroy decades of disciplinary files on officers,...Show More Summary

Sneed Plays Catch-Up....Again

Someone posted about this on 22 April......oh yeah, our readers. We spread the word on 23 April. Sneed catches up a week later: Sneed hears a recent recall of cop ammunition is causing concern amongst the Chicago Police Department rank...Show More Summary

Ramsey's Parting Thought

Back to retirement: Three months ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended the $350-an-hour fee he had agreed to pay Charles Ramsey to help guide the Chicago Police Department through a federal civil rights investigation triggered by the police shooting of Laquan McDonald.The Justice Department investigation is expected to drag on deep into 2017. Show More Summary

Large-Scale Drug Bust On Argyle Monday

From Ald. Osterman in a special newsletter:"Yesterday, the Chicago Police Department successfully completed a takedown mission that resulted in the arrests of 16 individuals who were involved in narcotics sales in the Argyle street area. Show More Summary

Um, Duh?

Everyone knows the answer : The Chicago Police Department struggled Friday to explain why the third-highest ranking member of the Chicago Fire Department was neither tested for alcohol in his system nor charged with drunken driving after...Show More Summary

Questions

This story should be simple to check out: McNicholas was driving his Chicago Fire Department SUV west on La Salle Drive just off Lake Shore when another vehicle cut him off, police said. The SUV swerved to avoid a collision, went over a curb and struck a utility pole. Show More Summary

Rahm Emanuel announces changes to Chicago's police force

MEMBERS of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) have “no regard for the sanctity of life when it comes to people of colour.” So says a report published by the police accountability task force, appointed by Rahm Emanuel, the city's mayor, on April 13th. Show More Summary

Inevitable Lawsuit is Filed

And guess what the basis is? The family of a 16-year-old boy fatally shot by Chicago police during a chase on the West Side last week has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit alleging the department's long-standing racist practices...Show More Summary

The Chicago Police, Race, and the Legacy of Bettie Jones

The new report on race and the Chicago Police Department issued last week by a City Hall-appointed task force is, by the standards of bureaucratic language, a full-throated scream. The authors have endorsed what they called the “widely...Show More Summary

Chicago Police Accountability Task Force Report: racism, corruption, and a "broken system"

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Chicago's Police Department are notorious: the force maintains a "black site" where prisoners are secretly held under fake names and tortured, uses political shenanigans to suppress information about corruption, sabotages their own dashcams,...Show More Summary

Chiraq: Rahm's Task Force Accuses Chicago Police Department Of Institutional Racism

The Windy City has once again experienced a police-involved shooting death of a black teen, Pierre Loury, who was shot after a foot chase, where...

Photos: Chicago's Police Force Has Four New K-9 Graduates

The Chicago Police Department has four furry new recruits. [ more › ]

Solution in Search of...

....what exactly? The Chicago Police and Fire Departments will make the switch from a paper-based time-keeping system to an electronic system that uses biometrics, as part of a citywide crackdown on absenteeism with a $10 million price...Show More Summary

Dean Counters

A mild counter to be sure: The president of the largest Chicago police union on Thursday blasted a new report that recommends broad reforms within the department, calling the report one-sided and unfair to officers.Dean Angelo Sr., president...Show More Summary

Police union chief: Task force had 'built-in bias' before report

The president of the largest Chicago police union on Thursday blasted a new report that recommends broad reforms within the department, calling the report one-sided and unfair to officers. Dean Angelo Sr., president of the Fraternal Order of Police, said he thinks members of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's...

Report: Chicago Police Have ‘No Regard for the Sanctity of Life When It Comes to People of Color’

A Chicago task force found that the Chicago Police Department has a history of using excessive force against minorities, perpetuates a code of silence and has "no regard for the sanctity of life when it comes to people of color," according to a report viewed by the Associated Press.

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