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Petition calls for DePaul to cut ties with Chicago Police Department

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

Ryan Gilroy, Copy Editor

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 their relationship with the Chicago Police Department. The request is directly in response to DePaul’s s...

Chicago police plan more holiday, summer weekend patrols

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

Associated Press

May 24, 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 spikes in violent crime during summer weekends and holidays, and Superintendent David Brown said...

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...

Police: 9 homicides in Chicago’s deadliest weekend of year

Police: 9 homicides in Chicago's deadliest weekend of year

Associated Press

February 10, 2020

Chicago recorded nine homicides between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Sunday, a weekend police said was the deadliest of the year for a city that has seen the number of fatal shootings surge this year after a previous decline. Twenty-three people were killed or injured in shootings during the period,...

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...

Student was not robbed or kidnapped near campus, police say

Student was not robbed or kidnapped near campus, police say

Carina Smith & Emma Oxnevad, News Editor & Asst. News Editor

January 14, 2019

Chicago police announced Thursday that following an investigation, they no longer believe that a DePaul student was kidnapped and robbed near the Lincoln Park campus. According to the Public Safety alert released by the university, the 19-year- old student had claimed that on Jan. 8 he w...

Chicago verdict comes 4 years after Laquan McDonald’s death

Chicago police Of cer Jason Van Dyke, left, is taken into custody after jurors found him guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated battery in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at the Leighton Criminal Court

Gerry Broome, Associated Press

October 8, 2018

Four years after he fired 16 bullets into a black teenager, three years after dashcam video of the shooting was released and three weeks after his murder trial began, Jason Van Dyke's transformation from Chicago patrol officer to convicted felon came suddenly. A clerk announced the jury's decision....

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...

No Cop Academy and a thin blue line

Amidst the heat in City Hall, demonstrators sing and dance for proper funding in their communities.

Cody Corrall, Multimedia Editor

May 29, 2018

The second floor of City Hall was hotter than usual Friday afternoon. The air conditioning was shut off as hundreds of Chicago activists and organizers protested funding the $95 million cop academy in Garfield Park proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The vote to give $28 million to the academy was initially scheduled for Wednes...

Family of student who died after being struck by CTA still looking for answers

Ricardo Quiroz studied finance at DePaul and was set to graduate in June. Quiroz had high hopes of helping his family become financially stable.

(Photo courtesy of Alex Quiroz)

Amber Colón, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2018

He was born laughing. Maria Quiroz, mother of DePaul student Ricardo Quiroz, said that her son will be remembered as someone who was always very happy. Quiroz, 24, was struck by a CTA Red Line train on Sunday, April 15 at 8:01 a.m. on the Near North Side. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hosp...

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