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Even if you're "cleared," you aren't: A veteran Chicago police officer who was cleared of wrongdoing by Superintendent Eddie Johnson in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy still must face a disciplinary hearing that could cost him his job.Last summer, Chicago’s police review agency had found Officer [...]Show More Summary

Police board overrules superintendent, will review 2012 case

Chicago's police oversight agency has decided an officer involved in the 2012 fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy must face a disciplinary hearing that could cost him his job. Earlier … Click to Continue »

More than $98 million in community policing grants awarded

Several cities, including Chicago, have been awarded more than $3.1 million each in federal grants to hire extra police officers. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Monday announced COPS Hiring Program grants, … Click to Continue »

Chicago officer who shot at teens to be sentenced

A Chicago police officer convicted of shooting at a car full of teenagers is returning to federal court for sentencing. Monday's scheduled hearing for Marco Proano comes three months after … Click to Continue »

15 men exonerated on drugs charges after alleging cop framed them

More than a dozen men convicted on drugs charges in Chicago have been exonerated after they claimed they were framed by a police sergeant and his team of officers. Joshua Tepfer, a lawyer for Gipson, said officers also stole from the men they wrongly charged. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Mass Stripping

No, this isn't about an east coast nudist colony.No, not about a church being defiled either. But once again, nothing is ever closed : In a sudden about-face Thursday night, Chicago police said seven cops once part of an allegedly corrupt...Show More Summary

Off Duty Stabbed

The paper says "domestic related:" An off-duty Chicago police officer was stabbed while driving a car Friday morning on the South Side, causing her to hit a school bus, according to police. The officer, 47, was stabbed in the head in...Show More Summary

7 Chicago officers given desk duty as cases linked to corrupt ex-cop are reviewed

Seven Chicago police officers who were once part of an allegedly corrupt crew have been removed from their street duties while their conduct years ago is investigated. The decision to place the officers on desk duty came Thursday night, hours after Cook County prosecutors threw out the convictions...

15 convictions linked to corrupt Chicago cop are thrown out

CHICAGO (AP) — One by one, the men told the same story: A Chicago police officer would demand money from them. And if they didn't pay, they would find themselves in handcuffs with drugs stuffed in their pockets.

Nice Map Rahm

This should be helpful for citizens and tourists alike : The number of carjackings in Chicago has increased in the past few days by dramatic amounts. With 12 carjackings reported in the area in less than 48 hours, Chicago police have been on alert for suspects, making at least four arrests in the last two days. Show More Summary

No Ghetto Lottery Payout

Is the tide turning? A federal jury sided with Chicago police Friday and awarded no damages to a woman who alleged that detectives coerced her into confessing to the killing of her 4-year-old son more than a decade ago.Nicole Harris spent nearly eight years in prison before a federal appeals court in 2013 overturned her murder conviction. Show More Summary

Marches, Positive Loitering, And Hot Dogs As Part of 20th District Community Events, Today Through Monday

click to enlarge After the recent drug sting, the 20th District will be holding community events through Monday."Join the 20th District Chicago Police Department CAPS office along with 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman, 46th Ward Alderman...Show More Summary

15 black men charged with drug offences have all charges dropped after being allegedly framed by corrupt detective

Fifteen African American men who say they were framed by a corrupt Chicago police officer and his team, have had all the charges against them dropped. Prosecutors said they were vacating all charges against the men, who were arrested by officers led by former police sergeant Ronald Watts. Show More Summary

Looking in the Wrong Direction

A lot of horn-tooting going on yesterday : Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on Thursday touted the department’s efforts in the Englewood patrol district, saying homicides and shootings have plunged this year in what has historically...Show More Summary

Police searching for West Loop chef after he failed to show up at fundraiser last week

Chicago police are searching for a chef at a trendy West Loop restaurant after he did not show up for a fundraiser last week that he had helped organize.  Area Central detectives opened a missing persons investigation on Friday, a day after Luis Mercader, 25, did not show up to the fundraising...

Suck It Rahm

Imagine that - Rahm has to follow the law : An administrative law judge has recommended that the Illinois Labor Relations Board throw out the Chicago Police Department’s new disciplinary guidelines, dealing an early defeat to the city...Show More Summary

Investigation Ends

And the bosses skate free : A Cook County special grand jury has been disbanded without charging any additional Chicago police officers, including department higher-ups, for their handling of Laquan McDonald’s fatal shooting by an officer.At...Show More Summary

Administrative law judge rules against disciplinary rules

An administrative law judge has recommended that the Illinois Labor Relations Board reject disciplinary guidelines newly adopted by the Chicago Police Department. The Chicago Tribune reports Judge Anna Hamburg-Gal determined … Click to Continue »

Investigation Shows Chicago PD Has Zero Interest In Holding Its Officers Accountable

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Why Chicago's Police Force Is A Godawful Train Wreck, Part 192: A Staggering Lack of Accountability. Even after a Chicago Tribune investigation in March revealed faults with the disciplinary system that had caused officials to lose cases...Show More Summary

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