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A memorial for 13-year-old Adam Toledo, who had his hands up when he was shot by police, is seen in an alley near the 2300 block of South Sawyer Avenue Friday afternoon, April 16, 2021, in Chicago. (Pat Nabong/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

What happened the night of March 29? COPA releases videos the night Adam Toledo was shot and killed by a Chicago Police Officer

Erika Pérez and María Marta Guzmán April 16, 2021

CHICAGO — On Thursday afternoon the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released body cam footage and other materials from the early morning of March 29, when 13-year-old Adam Toledo was...

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

DePaul community divided on FOP cohort program

In the wake of last summer’s protests against police brutality and amid the ongoing calls for DePaul to divest from the Chicago Police Department (CPD), the university community remains starkly divided...

Protesters gather at the Solidarity Street: Abolish CPD Block Party August 1.

EDITORIAL: Cut ties with FOP or Vincentian values

The DePaulia Editorial Board January 18, 2021

When the president of Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police defended pro-Trump extremists who sieged the nation’s capital last week, The DePaulia’s staff was shocked. But we weren’t surprised.  This...

EDITORIAL: Do 'blue lives' matter more than Blue Demons?

EDITORIAL: Do ‘blue lives’ matter more than Blue Demons?

The DePaulia Editorial Board September 20, 2020

When coronavirus cases began to spike citywide in March, we packed up our backpacks in physical classrooms for the last time, not saying goodbye because we didn’t know we had to. In April, we taught...

Chicago Police officers held a gathering in the DePaul Center Concourse on Sunday, Sept. 6, with many in attendance not wearing masks.

Chicago Police throw maskless gathering in DePaul classroom

Lacey Latch, Ella Lee, and Emma Oxnevad September 13, 2020

With six boxes of Giordano’s pizza in tow, Chicago Police Department personnel filed into the DePaul Center Concourse on Sunday, Sept. 6 for what shaped up to be a surprise party.    At first,...

Protesters gather in honor of Miguel Vega, a 26-year-old man who was killed by the Chicago Police Department.

Family members, community residents demand answers and justice for Miguel Vega

María Marta Guzmán, La DePaulia Managing Editor September 7, 2020

Family members and community residents demand answers and the release of body cam footage after the shooting and killing of 26-year-old Miguel Vega by a CPD undercover police officer.  On Saturday...

La madre de Miguel, María Vega, llevó un ramo de rosas blancas mientras la familia marchaba. // Miguel's mother, Maria Vega, carries a bouquet of white rosas while the family leads the march.

Familia y residentes de Pilsen exigen justicia y aclaración sobre la muerte de Miguel Vega

María Marta Guzmán, La DePaulia Managing Editor September 7, 2020

Miembros de la familia de Miguel Vega y residentes de Pilsen exigen respuestas y aclaración después que Vega, de 26 años, fue abatido por un oficial de policía encubierto del departamento de Chicago.  El...

Mayor Lori Lightfoot answers a reporter's question during a news conference to provide an update to the latest efforts by the Racial Equity Rapid Response Team in Chicago on Monday, April 20, 2020.

Organizers call for Lightfoot to de-escalate police department

Cailey Gleeson and Nika Schoonover September 4, 2020

Leaders from over 25 community and faith-based organizations — including Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli — wrote an open letter to Mayor Lori Lightfoot criticizing her response to months...

Protesters gather near DePaul University's Loop Campus August 1 for the Solidarity Street: Abolish CPD Block Party.

University students protest school contracts with Chicago Police Department, Fraternal Order of Police

Nadia Hernandez and Nika Schoonover August 2, 2020

Chicago students from eight major universities gathered Saturday in support of the Solidarity Street: Abolish CPD Block Party to demand the termination of university contracts with the Fraternal Order...

Miracle Boyd, 18, an activist with GoodKids MadCity, hugs a supporter as she speaks during a press conference in front of a statue of President George Washington near East 51st Street and South King Drive, describing a recent violent encounter she had with Chicago Police, Monday morning, July 20, 2020. Boyd was participating in a Friday evening protest against a statue of Christopher Columbus in Grant Park, when she alleges she had several teeth knocked out by a Chicago Police officer. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Incoming DePaul student assaulted by police speaks out against violence

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor July 24, 2020

The protest for Black and Indigenous Youth was winding down when fireworks went off and screams billowed from the crowd. Miracle Boyd, a 17-year-old activist with Good Kids Mad City, immediately began...

A protester raises the Flag of Mexico/ / Un manifestante alza la bandera de México

Cientos de manifestantes protestan contra ICE en el centro de Chicago

María Marta Guzmán and Marcus Robertson July 12, 2020

Cientos de manifestantes marcharon desde el Daley Plaza al Edificio Federal del Congreso para denunciar las acciones actuales administradas por el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas en los Estados...

Protesters take a knee near the Lincoln Park Quad.

DePaul students again protest university’s affiliation with Chicago police

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...

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