Chicago Police Board
A City Council panel has approved a former federal prosecutor as the new head of the Chicago Police Board reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
A fired Chicago cop caught up in a plan to plant drugs and a gun in a suburban woman’s car got his job back after the city’s police board this month took a second look at the case.
A former Chicago cop caught up in a “hare-brained” scheme to plant drugs and a gun in a suburban woman’s car — a scheme that led to a $375,000 city payout — may soon get his job back.
The police board scrapped the deal that police Supt. Garry McCarthy had struck with Sgt. Steven Lesner. Instead, the eight-member panel of mayoral appointees has ordered a full inquiry into the events that led to Catherine Weiland’s death.
More than 40 candidates have applied to become Chicago’s next police superintendent, officials said Tuesday.
Two weeks after Jody Weis stepped down as Chicago’s top cop, the Police Board has launched the application process for finding a new full-time police superintendent.