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City to redesign public safety responses to mental health crises

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot signs an executive order to ensure coronavirus-related benefits offered by the city of Chicago are available to immigrants and refugees, Tuesday morning, April 7, 2020.
October 25, 2020

In response to a summer of high crime and daily protests of police violence, the City of Chicago has said it plans to redesign the way the city responds to mental health crises.  Mayor Lori Lightfoot...

Petition calls for DePaul to cut ties with Chicago Police Department

Chicago Police officers cross the street in downtown Chicago, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
June 10, 2020

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include a response from Interim Provost Salma Ghanem. An online petition created by students and faculty at DePaul is calling for the university to end...

Chicago police plan more holiday, summer weekend patrols

Under Lightfoot's discretion, there has been a higher presence of CPD in CTA stations.
May 23, 2020

Chicago Police are increasing patrols and other agencies will help staff a new operations center beginning this weekend as the Memorial Day holiday marks a traditional summer kickoff. Police often reports...

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

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

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.
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...

Chicago mayor says police won’t assist ICE in migrant sweep

Mayor Lori Lightfoot presides over her first city council meeting at City Hall in Chicago on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
June 21, 2019

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the city's police department will not participate in an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement roundup of migrant families who have been ordered out the country. ICE...

Chicago police warn of multiple sexual assaults in Lincoln Park

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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...

Man attempts to lure 13-year old into his car near DePaul, police say

Man attempts to lure 13-year old into his car near DePaul, police say
July 14, 2017

A Chicago Police crime report warned Lincoln Park residents of a driver who allegedly who tried to lure a 13-year-old girl into his car on the 1300 block of West Fullerton Avenue early Wednesday evening. Around...

Student reports sexual assault in Sanctuary Hall

Student reports sexual assault in Sanctuary Hall
January 14, 2016

Public Safety issued an alert early Thursday morning after a student reported that she was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance in Sanctuary Hall. The alert, sent out just after 5:00 a.m., indicated...

Police remove student from DePaul library

June 3, 2015

Chicago police assisted in removing a student from the John T. Richardson Library June 2. No arrest was made, but some students were surprised by the number of Chicago police officers who were present. Sophomore...

Tackling the issue: time to clear the animosity and ignorance

Tackling the issue: time to clear the animosity and ignorance
September 29, 2014

We know the statistics, we know the rumors, we know the rhetoric, but do we recognize the misconceptions? Rape, sexual abuse and assault,relationship violence, domestic violence, and stalking have...

Chicago police misconduct files made public

September 3, 2014

After a long legal battle between the Chicago Police Department and an independent journalist, a series of police misconduct investigation files were released to the public Wednesday, July 30. The files...

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