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Peterson granted trial delay in murder-for-hire case

11 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

The trial for the former suburban Chicago police sergeant who allegedly plotted to k?ill the prosecutor that helped convict him in the death of his third wife will now begin on August 28

Cops: Ill. man killed for not protecting murdered pal

14 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Chicago police say David Stewart killed Demetrius Pitts in 2010, at a memorial for a friend who was recently murdered

Ex-cop Drew Peterson appeals murder conviction

yesterdayNews / Crime : Crimesider

Former suburban Chicago police Sgt. Drew Peterson seeks to overturn conviction for killing his third wife, claiming mistakes involving hearsay evidence and by his former attorney

Pregnant Woman Accuses Angry Cop of Punching Her Belly 

A pregnant Chicago woman says a police officer punched her in the belly and then unleashed a racist tirade after she and a few friends laughed at him.

Ex-Commander Trial Delayed

Prosecutors move to delay - something came up? An unexpected move in court Wednesday by prosecutors in the case against Chicago police commander Glenn Evans as they requested and received a delay in the start of the trial. It was scheduled...Show More Summary

Shots Fired At/By the Police

Forty-five degrees out and crime is down: Chicago police officers exchanged gunfire with suspects on the city’s South Side. The officers reportedly heard gun shots fired at about 9:15 p.m. Monday and saw two people running down the street...Show More Summary

Cop Cleared in Lawsuit

A unanimous jury verdict in a police shooting : A civil trial jury ruled on Tuesday that a Chicago police officer did not use unjustified force in the 2011 fatal shooting of an 18-year-old black man.Plaintiff Wanda Edwards was seeking...Show More Summary

12-year-old Taylor Swift superfan dies after inspirational battle with cancer

CHICAGO — A 12-year-old Chicago girl who talked to singer Taylor Swift about music, touring and disease and served as an honorary police officer, has died after a battle with cancer, her family said Tuesday. The mother of Emily Beazley...Show More Summary

Jury deciding whether Chicago police shooting of black teen was justified

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Tracy Rucinski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A civil trial jury was deliberating on Tuesday whether a Chicago police officer should be held responsible for the alleged use of unjustified force in the 2011 fatal shooting of an 18-year-old black man. Show More Summary

Chicago Media ‘Embarrassed’ Over Failure to Investigate 'Black Site'

In late February, British newspaper The Guardian reported that Chicago police were using an abandoned warehouse at Homan Square to interrogate people, and claimed that detainees were beaten and held for prolonged periods of time without access to medical care or legal assistance.

Judge bans Cubs fan from Wrigley after scuffle with off-duty cops

Daniel Krupa says his arrest at Wrigley Field has been "blown out of proportion." But a judge is taking it seriously enough to ban the 20-year-old from Wrigley for allegedly taking a swing at off-duty Chicago police officers who were...Show More Summary

US Lawyer Slams ‘Racist’ Chicago Police for Turning Blind Eye to Torture

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) ignored the Burge torture scandal far too long, an attorney in Chicago told Sputnik, accusing the city’s police force of racism.

Chicago Police Torture Whistleblower Tells About Life After Jail

Brian Church, a protester who blew the whistle on secret interrogation sites run by the Chicago Police Department (CPD), could not find a place to live after he was released from prison last November, he told Sputnik.

Pregnant woman says Chicago cop punched her in belly and went on racist tirade for laughing at him

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A pregnant woman claims a Chicago police officer punched her in the stomach and went on a racist tirade after she laughed at him. Nicola Robinson said she was standing outside with some neighbors Friday evening when three officers ran past in pursuit of a suspected drug dealer, and she said they...

5 things to know about the 49 weekend shootings in Chicago

In what likely will shape up to be the most violent weekend so far this year, 49 people were shot-two fatally-in a stretch lasting from Friday afternoon to early morning Monday. Chicago Police wouldn't talk about what may have caused...Show More Summary

Man's body found floating in Chicago River

The body of a man was found floating in the Chicago River on Monday morning, police said. It happened about 9:15 a.m. in the 300 block of West Roosevelt Road in the city's South Loop neighborhood, said Officer Stacey Cooper, a spokeswoman...Show More Summary

Racial Issues at Play in Chicago Police Abuse of Detainees – Former Lawyer

Racial issues were apparently a factor in the torture of prisoners by Chicago police officers, former Chicago lawyer Tom Wingader told Sputnik after a local court awarded millions in reparations to mostly African-Americans abused by the Chicago Police Department.

Chicago Police ‘Often Threaten’ to Take Children From Detainees

The Chicago Police Department often threatens to take children away from detainees in order to force them into submission, Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli told Sputnik.

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