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DePaul students again protest university’s affiliation with Chicago police

Protesters take a knee near the Lincoln Park Quad.

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor

June 29, 2020

On Saturday, June 28, DePaul University students gathered at the school’s Lincoln Park campus to protest DePaul’s involvement with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). The protest was organized by DePaul Student Abolitionists, a coalition of students and organizations that denounce DePaul’s...

University responds to protests regarding police affiliation

A protester holds their sign.

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor

June 22, 2020

Interim Provost Salma Ghanem released a response to calls for the university to end it’s affiliation with the Chicago Police Department (CPD) on Monday via Newsline. The response, published under Newsline’s “Campus and Community” section, comes after an on-campus protest demanding the university cut ties with both CPD and th...

DePaul students protest university’s affiliation with Chicago police

Protesters take a knee on Fullerton Ave for eight minutes and 45 seconds in honor of George Floyd.

Grace Del Vecchio, Contributing Writer

June 17, 2020

On Wednesday, June 10, DePaul students took the streets of the Lincoln Park campus to demand the university divest from CPD.  Students flowed into the campus’ quad, right off Fullerton Avenue at 5 p.m. according to the Facebook event created by two student organizations, the DePaul Socialists and S...

Chicago City Council signs off on new police superintendent

Chicago Police officers cross the street in downtown Chicago, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

Associated Press

April 23, 2020

The Chicago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve the appointment of former Dallas Police Chief David Brown as the city's new police superintendent. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced earlier this month that she had selected Brown, 59, to head the police force in the nation's third largest...

Charges dropped against man shot by Chicago cop at Grand station

This Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 image from cellphone video shows Chicago police officers trying to apprehend a suspect inside a downtown Chicago train station. After a struggle with police, the suspect was shot as he fled up the escalator with the officers in pursuit. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said video footage of police shooting and wounding the suspect is “extremely disturbing” and that she supports the interim police superintendent's request for prosecutors to be sent directly to the scene.

Associated Press

March 2, 2020

A man shot and seriously wounded by a Chicago police officer in a downtown train station won't face charges, as prosecutors on Sunday dropped the criminal case stemming from an incident captured on bystander video and shared widely. Cook County prosecutors moved to drop resisting arrest and criminal...

Chicago mayor fires city’s top cop over ‘ethical lapses’

Chicago mayor fires city’s top cop over ‘ethical lapses’

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press

December 2, 2019

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired the city’s retiring police superintendent Monday, citing “ethical lapses” that included telling lies about a recent incident in which Eddie Johnson was found asleep at the wheel of his car after having drinks. Named to the job in the wake of a police shooting...

Former Los Angeles police chief named interim in Chicago

Former Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck speaks during a news conference at City Hall after Mayor Lori Lightfoot officially announced he would be Chicago's interim police superintendent, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Beck's name surfaced as a possible interim superintendent even before Eddie Johnson made his expected announcement that he was stepping down after more than three years as superintendent and more than 30 years with the department. Johnson, 59, will remain with the department until the end of the year, Lightfoot said.

Don Babwin, Associated Press

November 8, 2019

Chicago's mayor on Friday named former Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck to serve as Chicago's interim police superintendent, a day after the city's top police officer announced he's retiring. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Beck was the perfect choice for the job leading the police force in the nation's...

Chicago’s top cop retiring after turbulent 3-plus years

Chicago Police Department Supt. Eddie Johnson hugs Mayor Lori Lightfoot after he announced his retirement during a press conference at CPD headquarters, Thursday morning, Nov. 7, 2019.

Don Babwin, Associated Press

November 7, 2019

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced Thursday that he's retiring after more than three years as the city's top cop, a post he took over during one of the most violent chapters in the city's history and amid public outcry over the release of a video showing an officer shooting a black...

Police chief skipping Trump’s 1st Chicago visit as president

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks during a news conference in Chicago. On Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, Johnson said he has asked the department to conduct an internal investigation on himself after he was found lying down in a car. A passerby found Johnson early Thursday, and called 911. Police department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says officers checked on Johnson's well-being and didn't observe any signs of impairment. Johnson drove himself home.

Don Babwin, Associated Press

October 23, 2019

Donald Trump's appearance next week at a police chiefs conference will be his first visit as president to Chicago, a city he has ridiculed for years. The city's top cop plans to skip the speech, even though he's hosting the event. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson's apparent snub of Trump's speech...

Chicago cop wounded, 2 others injured in separate incident

Police search for a suspect that shot a Chicago Police Department officer, near 63rd and Damen, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. The shooting happened around 8:40 a.m.

Associated Press

September 21, 2019

Chicago police say an officer was shot and wounded and two others were seriously injured after being dragged by a vehicle in a separate incident. Police spokesmen say an officer was shot Saturday morning on the South Side and hospitalized in critical condition. They say the shooter was believed to...

Man suspected of summer attack on recent DePaul graduate charged

Adam Bramwell

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

September 19, 2019

A man suspected of stabbing and slashing a recent DePaul graduate near the Lincoln Park campus in July was formally charged with the crime Thursday, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a post on Twitter. Adam Bramwell, 32, was brought back to Chicago from Texas, where authorities arrested him last ...

Police overseers fire 4 officers in Laquan McDonald-related case

This combination of file photos shows Laquan McDonald and former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. The Chicago Police Board on Thursday, July 18, 2019, fired four police officers for allegedly covering up Dyke's 2014 fatal shooting of teenager McDonald.

Herbert G. McCann, Associated Press

July 18, 2019

The Chicago Police Board on Thursday fired four police officers for allegedly covering up a white officer's 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. The nine-member board found the officers exaggerated the threat posed by the 17-year-old McDonald to justify his shooting by Jason Van Dyke and voted unanimously for the dismissal of Sgt. Ste...

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