Marie Connolly Owens was an officer in the Chicago Police Department for 32 years beginning in 1891, but her employment wasn’t seen as a breakthrough for the history books, and was forgotten for decades. Strangely, her obituary did not even mention her years on the force. Show More Summary
'Journalist Jamie Kalven examines the mechanisms of silence within the Chicago Police Department, and explains how an investigation into a drug protection racket within the CPD reveals massive flaws in the structures of law enforcement and the news media, as well as class relations across American society. Show More Summary
This is a hilarious AdMin Fax message about the Department of Justice: The US Department of Justice has asked that we issue the following message to our members: "As part of our investigation of the Chicago Police Department, the Department of Justice will hold office hours on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, from 0930 to 1530. Show More Summary
Since 2009, the Chicago Police Department has seized $72M worth of property from people who were not convicted of any crime, through the discredited civil forfeiture process, keeping $48M worth of the gains (the rest went to the Cook...Show More Summary
The Chicago Reader has put together a massive, must-read investigation into the Chicago Police Department's secret budget. The Chicago PD has -- for years now -- used the spoils of its asset forfeiture program to obtain surveillance equipment like Stingrays. Show More Summary
We've been talking about this for what? Years? Especially the upcoming retirements. Now the Tribune wakes up and gets in on the act? The plan to grow the size of the Chicago Police Department could mean hiring more than 2,200 policeShow More Summary
The Chicago police department has finally released the video footage of a female officer being brutally beaten by a man high on PCP. It was a vicious attack, and what
Some new organization is looking to hire : Under direction, supervises and directs the work of investigative staff engaged in investigating allegations of misconduct against members of the Chicago Police Department (CPD). Manages caseloads,...Show More Summary
So this came out in the Tribune the other day : The Chicago Police Department, pressured by a U.S. Justice Department investigation and public outrage over police misconduct, has unveiled proposed policy changes aimed at cutting down...Show More Summary
From the Chicago Police Department's Twitter account: "On October 7th, CPD's Bureau of Organized Crime executed a search warrant on the 900 block of Agatite. Recovered was 367 grams of meth, valued at $121,242 U.S. Currency."
Daily Herald: The Chicago Police Department for the first time will ask the public to comment on proposed changes in how officers may use force against people suspected of crimes — proposals that already are worrying some officers, such as restrictions on when to draw a weapon. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has sent a memo […]
Details of a new policy requiring Chicago police officers to use the least amount of force necessary and emphasizing “the sanctity of life” were released on Friday by Chicago’s police chief. ABC News reports that Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters at a news conference that the draft aims to “clarify response options to officers […]
The Chicago Police Department introduced on Friday a stricter draft policy for the use of force that provides guidelines for officers involved in confrontations with suspects and members of the public, the city’s police chief said. The policy comes as Mayor Rahm Emanuel attempts to...
On Friday morning, October 7th, the Chicago Police Department will be hosting "Coffee with Cops" events in districts all over the city. The mission of this event is to break down barriers between Police Officers and the citizens of the...Show More Summary
Officers Scott Korhonen and Gerald Lodwich are still employed by the Chicago Police Department to this very day.
The more we learn about the Chicago Police Department, the worse it gets -- there's the sabotage of dashcams, the widespread corruption, the investigators fired for refusing to cover up police crimes, off-the-books "black site" where the CPD kidnaps and tortures suspects, the Accountability Task Force Report that called the force racist, corrupt and broken. (more…)
The Chicago Police Department finds itself at the center of yet another corruption scandal after racking up a secret budget of nearly $72 million in cash and assets since 2009, the Chicago Reader revealed. The money was obtained through the CPD’s use of civil asset forfeiture, which allows...
The Chicago City Council voted overwhelmingly Wednesday in favor of a new police oversight body as Mayor Rahm Emanuel tries to rebuild trust in a police department hit by numerous high-profile incidents of misconduct. The new Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) will replace the...
The police department is thrown into chaos when one of its own is targeted on this week's Chicago P.D. After Sgt. Platt (Amy Morton) is attacked and severely injured while walking to her car, it shakes up everyone in the department -- but particularly Burgess (Marina Squerciati). Show More Summary
GANGSTER GOVERNMENT: Inside the Chicago Police Department’s secret budget: Every year, police take millions of dollars from ordinary Chicagoans and spend it behind closed doors. The single biggest reform here would be to require that all money seized go to the general fund, not remain under control of the people who seize it. I’d be […]