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The judge saw through the bullshit: Bryant Brewer was found guilty Tuesday of killing Chicago Police Officer Thor Soderberg five years ago.Brewer was found guilty of several charges, including first degree murder of a police officerShow More Summary

Judge rejects insanity defense, convicts man in Chicago cop's murder

Officer Thor Soderberg's widow dropped her head into her hands and sighed loudly Tuesday night when a Cook County judge rejected an insanity defense and convicted a man of the Chicago police officer's 2010 murder.

Man found guilty of 2010 killing of Chicago police officer

3 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

A judge on Tuesday found a man guilty of fatally shooting a Chicago police officer after a scuffle in a police station parking lot in 2010, prosecutors said. Cook County Criminal Court Judge Timothy Joyce rejected a defense argument that Bryant Brewer, 29, was insane at the time he shot and killed Officer Thor Soderberg. Show More Summary

Bikes Vs. Gangs: City Is Doubling Its Fleet Of Bike Cops This Summer

A new fleet of Chicago Police Officers will be patrolling the streets on bicycles by the end of the summer, with the addition of 200 specially-equipped bikes announced by the mayor's office. [ more › ]

The Problem of Programming Human Bias into Machines

by Angela Guess Jason Baldridge, a TechCrunch contributor, recently wrote, “‘We’re watching you.’ This was the warning that the Chicago Police Department gave to more than 400 people on its ‘Heat List.’ The list, an attempt to identify...Show More Summary

Hiring Woes

Um, no one wants to be the police - especially minorities: Mayor Rahm Emanuel is mapping plans to hold Chicago’s second police entrance exam in two years after another minority outreach campaign that an influential aldermen warns will fall short again in efforts to diversify the Chicago Police Department.Ald. Show More Summary

Psychiatrists differ on mental state of man charged in officer's killing

A forensic psychiatrist, testifying Monday for the defense, said that the man who shot and killed a Chicago police officer suffered brain damage when the officer pistol-whipped him with his service weapon but said he couldn't tell if Bryant Brewer was legally insane at the time of the 2010 killing.

Chicago police investigate priest pulled from ministry over items on computer

Chicago police have confirmed a criminal investigation has been opened into a parish priest who was removed from ministry by the Chicago Archdiocese after it said materials were found on a computer in his possession.

Travi$ Scott Got Arrested After His Lollapalooza Act for Trying to Make His Fans Go Crazy

Travi$ Scott was arrested by Chicago police Saturday after he attempted to incite the crowd at his Lollapalooza set, according to reports. In video footage (watch below) from his performance, Scott tells his fans to bum-rush security and join him onstage. Consequently, the rapper is facing disorderly conduct charges, the... More »

Travis Scott Arrested After Fans Storm Lollapalooza Stage

Travis Scott was arrested by Chicago police Saturday after the rapper encouraged Lollapalooza attendees to climb over security barricades and storm the stage. The Houston rapper's festival performance lasted just five minutes before being shut down after dozens of fans joined Scott on stage. Scott was arrested soon after and charged...

Preib Ties Up Some Loose Ends

This is some pretty good investigative journalism : As lawyers for an indicted Chicago Police Commander pore over a large body of evidence that could undermine criminal charges against their client, the question arises whether this commander...Show More Summary

Blue Mass

We need all the help we can get: Uniformed police officers sat scattered through a "Blue Mass" on Sunday morning at Resurrection Roman Catholic Church in Chicago's Avondale neighborhood.The special service dedicated to the 572 Chicago...Show More Summary

Police: Victim in Wood Dale tent collapse identified

A burst of thunderstorm activity across the Chicago area on Sunday afternoon resulted in a man's death and multiple injuries at an event in west suburban Wood Dale, the collapse of a dome in northwest suburban Rosemont and the temporary evacuation of the music festival Lollapalooza in Grant Park...

Travi$ Scott Arrested at Lollapalooza

Photo via Instagram Travi$ Scott was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct following his set at Lollapalooza, ABC7 Chicago reports. Police said that Scott encouraged the crowd to climb over security barricades.  Scott reportedly...Show More Summary

A Disturbing Proposal

Is the FOP working the phones and such to defeat this? Mayor Rahm Emanuel is seeking first-ever subpoena power for the Chicago Police Department’s Bureau of Internal Affairs, but a prominent defense attorney said he finds the proposal...Show More Summary

Meet the Army of Moms Now Patrolling Chicago’s Toughest Streets

The police couldn’t keep Chicago kids safe. So these moms stepped in instead.

Trib Gets One Right

About time : Chicago police are alerting women on the Northwest Side to be careful after a man groped several women in the Lincoln Square neighborhood.The man is wanted for criminal sexual abuse involving the women on July 26 and July 27, according to police. Show More Summary

Psychologist says man who said he's proud of being cop killer is psychotic

A psychologist testified Friday that the man charged with killing Chicago police Officer Thor Soderberg has a psychotic disorder, not a mere personality disorder as prosecutors have alleged.

Cops warn of man groping women in Lincoln Square

Chicago police are alerting women on the Northwest Side to be careful after a man groped several women in the Lincoln Square  neighborhood.The man is wanted for criminal sexual abuse involving the women on July 26 and July 27, according to police.

More Nails in the Coffin

Policing is dead...again: Aldermen submitted an ordinance Wednesday intended to end what they said is racial profiling by the Chicago Police Department.Calling it a "crucial ordinance," lead sponsor Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) urged support for what would become the Stop, Transparency, Oversight and Protection Act. Show More Summary

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