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Anita Alvarez Is 'Very Confident' About Murder Charges For Chicago Cop

29 minutes agoUnited States / Chicago : Chicagoist

Cook County States Attorney Anita Alvarez defended her decision to charge a Chicago police officer with first-degree murder Tuesday. [ more › ]

Chicago cop shot Laquan McDonald six seconds after leaving his car as teen was walking away: prosecutors

1 hour agoNews : The Raw Story

CHICAGO — Cook County prosecutors said in court Tuesday that a Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder opened fire six seconds after exiting his squad car as 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was walking away from him. Officer Jason Van Dyke fired 16 rounds at McDonald in about 14 seconds...

Chicago Cop Charged with Murder in Teen's Shooting

A Chicago police officer has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Cook County Judge Donald Panarese Jr. said he would not allow Officer Jason Van Dyke to go free on bond until he's seen dashcam video of the shooting. Show More Summary

Cops Kill People: Chicago Officer Who Killed Laquan McDonald Faces First Degree Murder Charges

Chicago Cop Who Killed Laquan McDonald Facing First Degree Murder Charges According to the Chicago-Tribune, justice for Laquan McDonald is in the process of being served… Cook County prosecutors say a veteran Chicago police officer has been charged with

Disturbing video of police killing and criminal charges expected any day now

Last week a Cook County judge ruled that the City of Chicago has until Wednesday to release to the public dash cam footage of Black teenager Laquan McDonald being shot and killed by a police officer in October of last year. On Tuesday, ...Show More Summary

Chicago cop to face first-degree murder charge in killing of black teen Laquan McDonald: sources

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

CHICAGO — As the city braces for the imminent release of a video showing a white Chicago police officer fatally shooting an African-American teen, the veteran officer is expected to appear in a Cook County courtroom Tuesday to face a charge of first-degree murder, according to multiple sources....

First Degree Murder?

So is Anita overcharging again, or has the State been holding back something that justifies this sort of charge? Sneed has learned a criminal probe launched by Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez into the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald is expected to result in first-degree murder charges Tuesday against 37-year-old Chicago police officer [...]Show More Summary

Source: Chicago cop expected to be charged in teen's death

15 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County prosecutors are expected to charge a white Chicago police officer with murder in the death of a black teenager who was shot 16 times more than a year ago, an official close to the investigation said Monday night.

Sources: Chicago cop expected in court Tuesday to face murder charge

As the city braces for the imminent release of a video showing a white Chicago police officer fatally shooting an African-American teen, the veteran officer is expected to appear in a Cook County courtroom Tuesday to face a charge of first-degree murder, according to multiple sources. Officer Jason...

Senate, Cook County candidates file for March primary

The March 15 primary ballots for Democratic and Republican nominations formally began to take shape Monday, the first day of filing candidate petitions. Long expected intra-party rivals quickly came into focus in Democratic contests for the U.S. Senate, a pair of suburban congressional districts,...

Parents plead guilty, get 5 years in prison in baby's starvation death

The young parents of an infant girl who starved to death last year were sentenced to five years in prison Monday by a Cook County judge who said the couple were neither cruel nor abusive but did not have the know-how and wherewithal to care for the child. Lawyers for Markisha Jones, 20, and Gene...

As personnel spending rises, what will Toni Preckwinkle tax next?

A marathon Cook County Board meeting last week included some testy exchanges but a predictable result. Commissioners passed a $4.5 billion budget that counts on higher sales taxes, a new tax on hotel rooms, an ammunition tax and some fee hikes. It passed 12-5. Most of the money the county will...

More Corruption?

Oh wait, this is just same old corruption, but with some specifics known now : The U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago has announced an indictment in what it describes as an ongoing investigation of the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s office. Show More Summary

Video recordings call prosecutor's action into question

Three secretly made recordings that cost an experienced Cook County prosecutor his job and could jeopardize a high-profile attempted murder case were played in court for the first time Friday. The recordings were made by Talaina Cureton on her Motorola tablet in 2012 as she gave a statement at... evens the score in lawsuit against Dart

Score this round for the pimps, I guess. On Monday, a federal appellate court entered an injunction barring Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart from doing or saying anything to discourage credit card companies from doing business with, a classified ad site that, among other offerings and...

Blue Island cop charged with sexually assaulting girl under 13

A Blue Island police officer accused of sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 13 was being held Friday in lieu of $200,000 bail after a hearing at the Cook County courthouse in Markham. John Miller, 51, of Blue Island, faces two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault. He was arrested...

Feds reveal probe of Dorothy's Brown office with indictment

A Glenview man has been indicted for lying to a federal grand jury probing possibly illegal hiring and promotions in Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown’s office. The two-count indictment of Sivasubramani Rajaram is the first public confirmation that Brown’s office is under investigation...

Expect Better

You'd think a judge would have some clue about tainting a potential jury pool, but then you remember, it's Cook County, and the judges are morons...or crooked...or crooked morons: The fatal shooting of African-American teenager Laquan...Show More Summary

City will follow judge's order, release video of fatal shooting by police officer

Hours after a Cook County judge ordered the release of the video of a controversial Chicago police shooting, city lawyers did an abrupt about face Thursday and announced they would not oppose those efforts after all. In a statement issued on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s behalf, the city said it would release...

Judge orders release of video showing fatal shooting by police officer

A Cook County judge on Thursday ordered the release of a video showing a Chicago police officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times, killing him. The city of Chicago filed an immediate motion to hold off on the release of the video pending an emergency appeal. The judge could rule on...

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