Closing arguments are scheduled for Thursday in the shooting death of a Chicago teen, Laquan McDonald, who died at the hands of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in 2014. The defense rested their case on Wednesday, and as early as this afternoon, a Cook County jury will decide Van Dyke’s fate, and along with it,…
While we see it with far more frequency, it’s still not often that a cop goes on trial for an officer-involved shooting, and rarer still for that officer to receive a murder charge.
Nearly four years after Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke unloaded 16 bullets into Laquan McDonald, his murder trial is set to begin in earnest.
A new study that analyzes more than 10 years of civilian complaints finds that Chicago police officers with the highest numbers of complaints are also the most likely to have high-profile (and high-cost) civil rights lawsuits filed against them in the future.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced in a press conference Tuesday morning that he will not seek re-election for a third term.
More than 100 people gathered in Chicago on Sunday evening to protest the death of Steven Rosenthal, a 15-year-old boy who police say shot himself in the stairwell of his West Side home, following a brief chase with officers.
A Chicago judge ruled on Wednesday that prosecutors will be unable to call Laquan McDonald, who was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer, a victim until closing arguments.
Add this to the list of things you cannot do while being black: exercise your First Amendment rights.
Updated Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, 4:29 p.m. EDT: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel backed the Chicago Police Department’s decision to reprimand two black cops for taking a knee while in uniform this past weekend.
A homeless mother with two sets of twins is no longer homeless after two Chicago police officers went above and beyond the call of duty. Officers Matthew Jackson and Howard Ray, with the 11th District, came across the woman after she appeared at the police station looking for help when the local shelters couldn’t…
A Chicago police officer who faces charges of first-degree murder in an off-duty shooting was released on his own recognizance under electronic monitoring per a Cook County, Ill., judge’s orders, USA Today reports.
The Chicago Police Department has always had a violent history plagued by corruption. On Friday a yearlong investigation by the U.S. Justice Department confirms that the CPD has continued to build on its bankrupt legacy.
It's mere days into the New Year, and already authorities are investigating two separate shootings of unarmed men by Chicago police officers, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Hours after an off-duty Chicago police officer shot and killed a young black man, Blue Lives Matter protesters clashed with Black Lives Matter activists near the scene of the shooting, DNAinfo Chicago reports.
A Chicago police detective who quit his job just days before a Chicago Police Board hearing would have determined whether he would be fired for the 2012 shooting death of 22-year-old Rekia Boyd is now seeking disability pay, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Details of a new policy requiring Chicago police officers to use the least amount of force necessary and emphasizing “the sanctity of life” were released Friday by Chicago’s top cop.
Over the weekend, eight people were killed and 35 were wounded in Chicago.