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Former Los Angeles police chief named interim in Chicago

Former Los Angeles police chief named interim in Chicago

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’s top cop retiring after turbulent 3-plus years

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

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

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

Chicago cop wounded, 2 others injured in separate incident

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

Man suspected of summer attack on recent DePaul graduate charged

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

Police overseers fire 4 officers in Laquan McDonald-related case

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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