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America's First Woman Police Officer

6 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

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

Jamar Clark Shooting: Internal Investigations Concluded, Police Chief Reveals Findings

The Jamar Clark shooting investigation of two Minneapolis police officers was concluded Friday, the Chicago Tribune is reporting. Chief Janee Harteau revealed that the two officers did not violate departmental polices and were right to use deadly force which led to the death of Jamar Clark. Show More Summary

Don't Pose for Cameras

Another reason to disengage : A new open data project aims to make filing a complaint against Chicago Police — a fraught endeavor, since it’s often hard to name the cop in question — significantly easier.According to data tracked byShow More Summary

The Code of Silence + Narrative Control + the Chicago Police Department

'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

Squad Policing to End

Yet another of the supposedly "great ideas" dragged into Chicago after failing in New York: Effective the 12th Period, Sunday, 6 November 2016, the Bureau of Patrol Squad Pilot Program will be discontinued. The existing Bureau of Patrol...Show More Summary

Confidential....Sort Of

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

Shots Fired, No Hits

There are still criminals out there, willing to kill police to get away: Two people were in custody Thursday morning after Chicago Police officers witnessed a shooting and exchanged gunfire with the suspects in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.Officers responding to an unrelated call at 2:40 a.m. Show More Summary

By stealing from innocents, Chicago PD amassed tens of millions in a secret black budget for surveillance gear

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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

Documents Show Chicago PD Secretly Using Forfeiture Funds To Buy Surveillance Equipment

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

Chicago woman fights off rapist with a crowbar

4 days agoNews : NY Daily News

The woman called 911 three times before cops came to her home, despite living a block and a half from a police station.

Chicago Police Officer: To Avoid Scrunity, I Didn’t Shoot Suspect for Beating Me

Parta Huff, 28, was arrested for attacking a female police officer while allegedly high on PCP. Chicago police say that she should have shot the man, but she chose not to because she feared that the shooting would be controversial, CBS News reports. Apparently, the incident started when a police officer and her partner witnessed a car crash […]

VIDEO: Female Chicago Police Officer Didn’t Use Gun for Fear of Media Backlash

Hat tip to Legal Insurrection with the find, where the video was released and showed how a female Chicago police officer was beaten and suffered a concussion, not drawing her sidearm to defend herself due to potential public media backlash:

Another Exam

Because "hiring surge," you know? Chicago will hold another police entrance exam in April — and reduce the “pre-employment process” by up to two months — to maintain a continuous pipeline of candidates needed to bolster the police force...Show More Summary

Man charged for beating bus driver with bag of frozen chicken

CHICAGO (WGN) -- Chicago police say a 27-year-old man attacked a CTA bus driver and a passenger with a bag of frozen chicken. Caleb Russell boarded the bus last Wednesday afternoon and tried to flirt with a woman. When she refused his advances, he hit her with the frozen chicken. Show More Summary

Man arrested for allegedly leaving a bomb near a Colorado police station

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A man who authorities say left an improvised explosive device that failed to detonate outside a small police station in Nederland, Colorado was arrested in Chicago over the weekend, law enforcement officials said. David Michael Ansberry, 64 and originally from San Rafael, California, has been...

Cops: Assaulted officer didn't shoot, fearing scrutiny

5 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Dramatic video shows an altercation between a Chicago police officer and a suspect who is now charged with attempted murder of a police officer

Tribune Does Math

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

Some Chicago police officers have had more than 100 complaints

In looking at the records of Chicago police officers, the Chicago Tribunefound that there were a small number of officers that had more than 100 complaints apiece, with only a very few of those complaints resulting in dismissal for the officers involved. Show More Summary

GOOD LORD: Man beats Chicago police officer who refused to shoot him for fear of public backlash, ri…

GOOD LORD: Man beats Chicago police officer who refused to shoot him for fear of public backlash, rips out her hair as other cops Tase him.

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