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Lightfoot, CPD reject community suggestions regarding policing

Chicago Police officers cross the street in downtown Chicago, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
October 25, 2020

On Oct. 15, the Use of Force Community Working Group published an open letter to Mayor Lori Lightfoot demanding that she enforce their demands regarding “Recommendations to reduce the ongoing CPD violence...

CPD fuera de CPS: ¿Qué significa el movimiento de desfinanciar a la policía?

October 12, 2020

Este verano, tras la muerte de George Floyd en Minneapolis, hemos visto a miles de personas en Chicago marchar en reacción  a los asesinatos de la comunidad afroamericana a manos de la policía y en...

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 City Council signs off on new police superintendent

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

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

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

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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

Student was not robbed or kidnapped near campus, police say

Student was not robbed or kidnapped near campus, police say
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...

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
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...

Van Dyke trial approaches a verdict as prosecution rests

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...

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