Police Board Votes To Fire CPD OfficerThe board voted 8-0 to dismiss Officer Francisco Perez, who fired 16 shots at the wrong car after witnessing a drive-by shooting in 2011.
CPD Seeks To Discipline — But Not Fire — 4 Cops In Mcdonald CaseChicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson is moving to discipline four more officers for alleged misconduct in connection with the 2014 Laquan McDonald shooting — but he’s not seeking to fire any of them, a police spokesman said Friday.
Van Dyke "Feels Responsible" Other Cops Face Firing Over McDonald ShootingThe attorney for Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke said his client is struggling with feelings of responsibility for his colleagues’ legal troubles, with the Police Department seeking to fire four other officers for allegedly lying about the shooting of Laquan McDonald.
IPRA Wants 3 Cops Fired For Shootings Found To Be UnjustifiedThe officers were involved in two separate cases in which shots were fired into vehicles. In both cases, IPRA ruled the officers were not in danger when they fired their weapons.
Alderman Blasts Lightfoot For Criticism Of Police Reform HearingsOne of the Chicago aldermen leading public hearings on efforts to overhaul the Police Department lashed out Thursday at critics who have called their hearings a “sham.”
Protesters Demand Firing Of Two Chicago Police OfficersDozens showed up to the Chicago Police Board meeting Thursday night to demand the firing of two officers in connection with their 2013 confrontation with a pastor.
Officer Dante Servin Resigns Before Disciplinary Hearing In Death Of Rekia BoydDante Servin, the Chicago police officer acquitted of criminal charges in the shooting death of 22-year-old Rekia Boyd, has resigned his position just days before a disciplinary hearing that could have resulted in his dismissal.
Latino Aldermen Demand Escalante Be Considered For CPD SuperintendentMembers of the Chicago City Council Latino Caucus on Friday demanded interim Police Supt. John Escalante get the job permanently, or at least be included on a new list of finalists for the position.
Police Board Announces 3 Finalists For CPD SuperintendentThe Chicago Police Board has revealed two outsiders and one top deputy at the Chicago Police Department as the three finalists for the next police superintendent.
Police Board Hears From Families Of Sandra Bland, Rekia Boyd, Bettie JonesThe mother of Sandra Bland, the Chicago woman who was found dead in a Texas jail cell last year after she was arrested during a traffic stop, joined other grieving families at a Chicago Police Board meeting Thursday night to ask board members to understand their suffering — and do something about it.
Police Board President Lori Lightfoot Says CPD Must Adapt To Changing World The head of the Chicago Police Board says the Police Department must face some hard truths if it’s going to restore the public trust it lost in the midst of some recent shooting cases, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Police Board To Get Public Input In Search For Next SuperintendentAt a special public meeting of the Chicago Police Board on Tuesday, Chicago residents will get a chance to speak for up to two minutes each about the qualities they believe the new Chicago Police Superintendent should have.