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Chicago police warn of multiple sexual assaults in Lincoln Park

Chicago police warn of multiple sexual assaults in Lincoln Park

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

June 6, 2019


Filed under Crime Watch, Metro, News

A man is suspected of sexually assaulting at least three women in the Lincoln Park neighborhood over the past three weeks, according to Chicago police. The man usually approaches women walking alone from behind and gropes them, police said in an alert. In one of the incidents, the man assaulted a...

Transparency trouble: New database shows police misconduct records for Chicago and beyond

Transparency trouble: New database shows police misconduct records for Chicago and beyond

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

May 13, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

Chicago-area police departments — not including those in the suburbs — have had 56 officers decertified for misconduct since 2000, according to records released last month through collaboration between USA Today and the Invisible Institute. The reasons for decertification include official misconduct, theft, assault and murder, among others. The records were released after the ...

Report takes issue with error-prone Chicago gang database

Report takes issue with error-prone Chicago gang database

Michael Tarm, Associated Press

April 12, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

A poorly managed police database of 130,000 purported street-gang members in Chicago is rife with errors and offers no practical way for those wrongly entered into it to purge their names, the city's inspector general office says in a sharply critical report released Thursday. Inclusion in the database...

Van Dyke trial approaches a verdict as prosecution rests

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under News

The prosecution rested last week in Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke’s murder trial for the 2014 death of Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old black teenager. Van Dyke and other officers encountered McDonald after responding to a report that he was breaking into vehicles while carrying a knife. After m...

Increasing street presence of Chicago police: An effective solution?

Increasing street presence of Chicago police: An effective solution?

Jackson Danbeck

April 12, 2015


Filed under Nation & World

As instances of police brutality and crime continue across the nation, Chicago is forced to look at its own crime problem and whether the policies of newly re-elected Mayor Rahm Emanuel will prove effective or stoke the gathering flames.  Read More »...

Homan Square: An isolated case or systemic issue?

Homan Square: An isolated case or systemic issue?

Ryan Marcotte

March 8, 2015


Filed under Opinions

The Guardian, a British newspaper, published a series of articles about a Chicago Police Department (CPD) facility known as Homan Square, painting the site as a “C.I.A.-style black site.” The story went viral and compelled some to attend a protest at the facility demanding its closure. Read More »...

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