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2 dead in 'suspicious' fire in Garfield Ridge

Chicago Police Department arson detectives are investigating a suspicious fire in which two men died Saturday morning on the city's Southwest Side.

Tribune Piles On

Creating news where none exists : The Chicago Police Department has launched an internal investigation after a video appears to show a white officer saying Michael Brown "got what he had coming," referring to the unarmed black teen shot and killed by a police officer in a St. Show More Summary

Police investigate cop in video appearing to say Michael Brown 'got what he had coming'

The Chicago Police Department has launched an internal investigation after a video appears to show a white officer saying Michael Brown "got what he had coming," referring to the unarmed black teen shot and killed by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb.

Video: Chicago Cop Says 'Mike Brown Deserved It'

After a video published online last week depicted a white, plainclothes police officer telling a black man that "Mike Brown deserved it," the Chicago Police Department is now investigating the cop and his racially-charged remarks. [ more › ]

Even if You're Correct....

...you will be railroaded: The Chicago Police Department is investigating an incident in which a white, plainclothes officer on duty in an African-American neighborhood was videotaped saying, “Mike Brown deserved it.”Police spokesman [...]Show More Summary

Ruling could have impact for those working off the clock on phones

The judge hearing arguments in a class-action lawsuit claiming it was policy at the Chicago Police Department's Bureau of Organized Crime to not pay officers overtime for off-duty work on their BlackBerrys won't issue a ruling for several weeks, but he urged both parties involved not to wait for...

Battle of the Bands

We certainly wish someone had mailed this to us weeks ago: It was a battle of the bands between some of Chicago's finest on the city's Northwest Side Saturday night.Bands made up from the Chicago police and fire departments rocked out...Show More Summary

Cops Don't Kill Black Man

This could have ended badly: A man was charged with assaulting peace officers after pointing a gun at police early Sunday morning, according to a news release from the Chicago Police Department.Officers responding to a burglary call in the 1900 block of South Trumbull Avenue at 4:17 a.m. Show More Summary

Chicago, Los Angeles Police Departments Have Been Using 'Stingrays On Steroids' For Over A Decade

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

More evidence has surfaced showing local law enforcement agencies are using high-powered surveillance equipment -- equipment originally designed for the military and highly-recommended by the NSA. Ali Winston and the Center for Investigative...Show More Summary

Chicago Police Department and Mayor's Office Question Plan to Provide Lawyer Contact Information for Arrestees

Charles Jones and his two-year-old daughter, Carlee. Two little girls crowd around Charles "Slim" Jones, who at 6'4 and 230 pounds hardly comes across as a "Slim." The girls, Jones's two daughters ages 4 and 2, barely reach his kneeShow More Summary

Chicago Police Offer 'Advice' On How Not To Get Shot By Them

The Chicago Police Department wants everyone to know how to keep themselves safe, in a list of rules that sound suspiciously like a how-to guide to avoid being shot by police. [ more › ]

Chicago's Secret Homan Square Detention Facility Way Worse Than Anyone Thought

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Back in February, we brought you the delightful news that the Chicago police department was rather broadly known to be operating what was essentially a CIA-style black site within the neighborhood of Homan Square. This facility, located...Show More Summary

Garry Folds

Way to bury the Department in more paperwork and dis-incentivize the street stop : Five months after the ACLU called the number of street stops by Chicago police "shocking," the two sides have reached what they called a landmark agreement...Show More Summary

Chicago Police, ACLU Agree to Outside Monitoring of 'Stop and Frisk'

The Chicago Police Department agreed on Friday to outside monitoring of "stop-and-frisk" searches by its officers, who checked a disproportionate number of blacks and made more stops than cops in other cities.

Chicago Police Agree To Review Of Probably Racist, Possibly Useless Stop And Frisk Policy

The agreement, announced Friday, appoints independent consultant Arlander Keys - a former U.S. magistrate - to issue twice yearly public reports on stop and frisk and suggest policy changes to the Chicago Police Department. [ more ›...

Chicago Police Department Agrees To Reform Stop-And-Frisk Procedures In Settlement With ACLU

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

The Chicago Police Department announced Friday that it has reached a major settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union, under which it will submit to an independent evaluation of its controversial stop-and-frisk procedure. The...Show More Summary

Chicago Police Will Allow Independent Stop-And-Frisk Evaluations

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Police Department will allow independent evaluations of its stop-and-frisk procedures that critics say target blacks under an agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union announced Friday, as police across the United States face scrutiny about how they treat minorities. Show More Summary

Chicago police, ACLU reach deal on police 'stop and frisk' policy

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

The Chicago Police Department agreed on Friday to outside monitoring of "stop-and-frisk" searches by its officers following a report that found they checked a disproportionate number of blacks and made more stops than their peers in other cities. Show More Summary

Patrick Kane reportedly being investigated by N.Y. police for unspecified incident

The Blackhawks star is being investigated by police near his offseason home in upstate New York. Chicago Blackhawks star forward Patrick Kane is the subject of an investigation by the Hamburg, N.Y., police department into an unspecified incident, according to Lou Michel and Robert J. Show More Summary

The Problem of Programming Human Bias into Machines

by Angela Guess Jason Baldridge, a TechCrunch contributor, recently wrote, “‘We’re watching you.’ This was the warning that the Chicago Police Department gave to more than 400 people on its ‘Heat List.’ The list, an attempt to identify...Show More Summary

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