Chicago had it's own version of this at a park in 012 the other week. This is an escalation : What started as a weekend barbecue at a recreation center led to an aggressive encounter with Philadelphia police officers. Around 400 teens...Show More Summary
In early April, Dr. Dao was dragged off a United flight from Chicago O'Hare by officers wearing uniforms that clearly said "Police" on them. This quickly became the biggest story in the country, as it struck a nerve with so many people,...Show More Summary
The police do not know who shot Willie Cooper, 58, over the weekend. He was walking near the nonprofit organization where he worked to help the city’s young people.
Something like the third police involved shooting in 025 in under two months: Chicago Police shot an 18-year-old man twice during a traffic stop in the Belmont Central neighborhood early Sunday morning.Police say they pulled over a vehicle...Show More Summary
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago community activist who worked to fight violence was fatally shot less than a block from the offices of his nonprofit, according to police and the man's relatives.
William "Willie" Cooper, 58, was walking near a liquor store when he was shot in the back and mouth by someone in a dark-colored vehicle, police said
Retired NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said Sunday there’s “no quick fix” for Chicago’s horrific murder rate and handed out blame to just about everyone involved in policing the Windy City. “Chicago has a number of special sets of circumstances,” Bratton told interviewer John Catsimatidis, on “The Cats Roundtable” radio show on AM 970. “It is...
Chicago police say a community activist who worked to fight violence was fatally shot less than a block from the offices of his nonprofit group. Police and relatives say 58-year-old … Click to Continue »
The inevitable ghetto lawsuit : A lawsuit filed Thursday accuses a Chicago police officer of shooting a 36-year-old man to death without “just cause or just provocation’’ earlier this month in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.The...Show More Summary
A 12-year-old accused of shooting at a Chicago police officer last month will remain in custody. Cook County juvenile court prosecutors say the boy, unidentified because of his age, is … Click to Continue »
A Chicago police officer who beat a black woman during a traffic stop owned at least two racist websites, according to the motorist’s lawyer. Sgt. George Granias, of Chicago police, stopped medical assistant Patassa Johnson in 2014 and arrested her on suspicion of drunken driving —...
The following account was sent to my colleague Manuel Navarette at UFO Clearinghouse:I’m going to tell you about something that happened to me on the 9th of June 29th 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. I am reporting this of my own volitionShow More Summary
Attempting to launch the second judge without explanation : The special prosecutor who last month charged three Chicago Police officers in a conspiracy to cover up for the cop who shot Laquan McDonald has asked to replace a controversial...Show More Summary
Chicago Tribune: When a 12-year-old kid is arrested with a gun, you can’t blame the child. It’s the parents’ fault. The child police took into custody Tuesday night after finding him in a West Side alley with a handgun in his possession deserves our compassion. But more than that, he needs help — because his […]
A Chicago Police sergeant sued for beating an African-American woman while she was in handcuffs owned at least two websites with racial slurs in the URL.
Chicago airport security officers are to lose the word “police” from their uniform following the forcible removal of Dr. David Dao from a United Airlines flight on April 9. Police officers are to take over handling disturbances at the city’s airports following the controversy, reports the Associated Press. Show More Summary
And they are digging into uncharted territory : With broader powers certain to create an expanded caseload, Chicago’s new Civilian Office of Police Accountability opens for business Sept. 15 with 140 full-time employees, 90 of them investigators.The...Show More Summary
At least someone is paying attention - the Crime in Wrigleyville and Boystown blog : Despite plenty of hype about "more police" being added to the Chicago Police Department's 19th District over the past year, the Town Hall station actually...Show More Summary
Or perhaps a return to Airport VRI? From now on, the Chicago Police Department will be the lead responder on disturbance calls at the airport and on planes, not aviation security officers, according to a new city directive issued inShow More Summary
A report on the April treatment of Dr. David Dao says that new measures will limit the authority of Chicago’s airport security officers to board airplanes.