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Louis Vuitton drive-thru, smash-and-grab heist

12 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Police say brazen thieves crashed into suburban Chicago mall, and drove into the high-end store, where they grabbed luxury bags and more

Fatal shooting in Humboldt Park

Four men shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side on Wednesday are casualties of an ongoing conflict along Chicago Avenue where control of drug sales sometimes leads to weekslong bouts of violence, according to policeShow More Summary

Charges

But the lawyers involved think the best defense is a good offense - or at least an offense that will inflame a jury: A south suburban man has been charged in the beating of an off-duty Chicago Police sergeant who allegedly started the fight when he made a racist remark in an elevator in a downtown parking garage last month.Joseph E. Show More Summary

Why Is This Man Still A Cop?

Richard A. Rizzo, a 17-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, has amassed a rap sheet so lengthy that Police Supt. Garry McCarthy wants Rizzo fired. Why has it taken this long for someone to act? [ more › ]

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by wind.Recommended Reading:Luam and Hakima: [Content Note: Police brutality; racism] Hands Up, Don't Shoot: Black Self-Defense in the Wake of FergusonDon: Jane Byrne, Chicago's First Female Mayor, Dies...Show More Summary

Off-duty Chicago cop shot many times in front of grandson

A 24-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department was gunned down in front of her 2-year-old grandson by the boy’s father, authorities said.

After 'Serial,' Police Departments Replace Staff With Female NPR Hosts

This post originally appeared on Reductress.com. After years of incompetence and racial profiling among its forces and in light of the popular new podcast, "Serial," Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has launched an innovative new program replacing...Show More Summary

Chicago Residents Could Face Hefty Fines in 2015 for Unlicensed Dogs

Does your dog have a license? If not, it might be a bad idea to take them out in public next year, at least if you live in Chicago. This week, the city proposed an ordinance that would allow police to ticket people who are out and about with their unlicensed dogs. Show More Summary

Where's the Weed Money?

Guess who's noticing another shortfall in budget "projections?" Chicago's most powerful aldermen want to know why a two-year-old ordinance that empowered Chicago Police officers to issue tickets for small amounts of marijuana has been...Show More Summary

After "Serial," Police Departments Replace Staff With Female NPR Hosts

This post originally appeared on Reductress.com. After years of incompetence and racial profiling among its forces and in light of the popular new podcast, "Serial," Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has launched an innovative new program replacing...Show More Summary

Why Does a Campus Police Department Have Jurisdiction Over 65,000 Chicago Residents?

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Police: Off-duty Chicago officer critically shot

last weekNews / Crime : Crimesider

Boyfriend of police officer's daughter accused in shooting that critically injured female officer

Off Duty Shot; Critical but Stable

A domestic dispute and kidnapping involving her child and grandchild: An off-duty police officer and her daughter were shot during a domestic dispute Tuesday night in the South Shore neighborhood, Chicago Police First Deputy Supt. Al...Show More Summary

Around Town: Horses Of Honor

  Today in Around Town we spotlight Horses of Honor, the public art installation project that benefits the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. [ more › ]

Acquitted? Acquitted?

We're speechless: A 92-year-old woman was acquitted Monday of misdemeanor battery to an off-duty Chicago police officer who fatally shot her husband in a dispute between neighbors.Hazel Jones-Huff had already been found not guilty last month of a misdemeanor count of aggravated assault stemming from the same incident in the Gresham neighborhood. Show More Summary

Chicago Activists Plan Protest if Officer Darren Wilson Not Indicted

Chicago activists are planning a protest outside of Chicago Police Headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan at 6:30pm on whatever day the Michael Brown decision is released. From the Chicago Darren Wilson Facebook page: We will demand justice for those who have … Continue reading ?

Extra Extra: Cops Placed On Desk Duty After Loop Fight

Two Chicago police officers were placed on desk duty after an internal investigation into an incident where an off-duty cop was jumped in a Loop parking garage. [ more › ]

Chicago Grassroots Organization Presents Report To U.N. Torture Commitee About Chicago Police Brutality

Chicago grassroots organization We Charge Genocide, an anti-police brutality volunteer group, travels to Geneva today in order to present a report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture about the abuses of the Chicago Police Department. [ more › ]

Officers Stripped

The case of the sergeant who got beaten takes another weird turn : Two Chicago Police officers have been stripped of their arrest powers and placed on desk duty pending an investigation into a racially motivated fight that left a sergeant with severe head injuries, a department spokesman said Friday.On Oct. 30, the officers [...]Show More Summary

On the Set: Go Behind the Scenes of NBC's Chicago P.D.

Chicago P.D. has been on the beat for less than a year, but the NBC crime drama has wasted no time earning its stripes as one of the toughest police units on TV. Thanks to its blend of compelling cases and... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Chicago PD LaRoyce Hawkins Marina Squerciati

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