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Dave Leitao reflects on George Floyd, protests, racism in America

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao talks to junior guard Charlie Moore during the Blue Demons' 74-68 win over Georgetown on Feb. 22.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 5, 2020

In the last couple of months, there hasn't been as much basketball talk during DePaul’s team meetings. But that doesn’t mean the team hasn’t used this opportunity to focus on other more pressing topics around the U.S. They have.  On Sunday, DePaul men’s basketball head coach Dave Leitao...

Report: 3 more officers to be charged in George Floyd’s death

In this photo taken with a wide angle lens, demonstrators stand in front of Los Angeles City Hall during a protest over the death of George Floyd Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Los Angeles. Floyd died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis.

Associated Press

June 3, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The three other police officers on the scene when a Minneapolis officer killed George Floyd are being charged with aiding and abetting a murder, and the case against the main officer is being upgraded to second-degree murder, a newspaper reported Wednesday. The Star Tribune, citing...

Violent protests rock Minneapolis after death of black man in police custody

A man poses for a photo in the parking lot of an AutoZone store in flames, while protesters hold a rally for George Floyd in Minneapolis on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Violent protests over the death of the black man in police custody broke out in Minneapolis for a second straight night Wednesday, with protesters in a standoff with officers outside a police precinct and looting of nearby stores.

Associated Press

May 28, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked a Minneapolis neighborhood for a second straight night as angry crowds looted stores, set fires and left a path of damage that stretched for miles. The mayor asked the governor to activate the National Guard. The...

Charges dropped against man shot by Chicago cop at Grand station

This Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 image from cellphone video shows Chicago police officers trying to apprehend a suspect inside a downtown Chicago train station. After a struggle with police, the suspect was shot as he fled up the escalator with the officers in pursuit. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said video footage of police shooting and wounding the suspect is “extremely disturbing” and that she supports the interim police superintendent's request for prosecutors to be sent directly to the scene.

Associated Press

March 2, 2020

A man shot and seriously wounded by a Chicago police officer in a downtown train station won't face charges, as prosecutors on Sunday dropped the criminal case stemming from an incident captured on bystander video and shared widely. Cook County prosecutors moved to drop resisting arrest and criminal...

Transparency trouble: New database shows police misconduct records for Chicago and beyond

Currently, there is no database for accounts of police misconduct while the database that has information on potential Chicago gang members is used.

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 ...

Minneapolis to pay $20M to family of 911 caller slain by cop

 In this Friday, April 26, 2019, file photo, former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor walks to court in Minneapolis. The city of Minneapolis is paying $20 million to settle a lawsuit over Noor's fatal shooting of the unarmed Justine Ruszczyk Damond, who approached his squad car after calling 911 to report a possible crime. Mayor Jacob Frey announced the settlement Friday, three days after a jury convicted Noor of murder and manslaughter in the 2017 death of Damond. Frey called the settlement

Amy Forliti, Associated Press

May 3, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis will pay $20 million to the family of an unarmed woman shot by a police officer after she called 911 to report a possible crime, city leaders announced Friday — a move that comes just three days after the former officer was convicted of murder. The settlement reached...

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