Seven More CPD Districts To Receive Body Cameras This FallChicago police officers in seven districts will be the next group to receive body cameras, as the department works to have every cop on patrol equipped with the devices by the end of 2018.
Rahm Runs With CPD Recruits, Calls On City To 'Strap On Your Shoes' To Fight CrimeHours after outlining his blueprint for reducing gun violence in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel went for a pre-dawn run with a group of police recruits, and reiterated his plan to get more cops on the streets, and provide mentors to youths in high-crime communities.
Emanuel To Deliver Major Speech On Chicago CrimeChicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will deliver his new, more comprehensive public safety plan for the nation's third-largest city on Thursday, drawing a spotlight on his leadership amid a troubling spike in street violence and an ongoing Department of Justice investigation of his police department.
Chicago, 2 Cops Sued After Video Revealed Of Boy Beat, Strip SearchedThe boy's family immediately filed a complaint. Chicago police and IPRA quickly obtained the 2012 video. The teen did not know it existed for years.
Chicago Police Department To Add Nearly 1,000 Officers Over Next Two YearsThe move would allow the department to fill nearly 470 existing vacancies, and add approximately 500 new officers over current authorized strength.
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.
Man Charged With Shooting Retired Chicago Deputy Police ChiefKeith Vaughns, 21, was charged with single felony counts of attempted armed robbery with a firearm; attempted first-degree murder; aggravated battery with a firearm; and unlawful use of a weapon, according to Chicago Police.
Wrongfully Convicted Man Files Lawsuit Against City, CPD OfficersA man who was wrongfully imprisoned for a decade before being released earlier this year has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Chicago and 17 Chicago Police Department officers, including convicted former sergeant Ronald Watts.
City Seeks To Keep Cops’ Personal Emails About Laquan McDonald PrivateThe City of Chicago is asking a judge to overturn a state Attorney General’s Office ruling that said the emails are public record and, therefore, subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
Aldermen To Debate Mayor's Plan To Replace IPRAThe mayor originally hoped to get a vote by the full City Council on Wednesday, but many aldermen have objected to rushing the ordinance.
Johnson Seeks To Remove Man From CPD’s List Of Potential OfficersChicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson is seeking to remove a man from the department’s list of potential future police officers, citing his previous arrests in incidents of alleged domestic violence.
Chicago To Receive $2.3M To Help With Police Overtime CostsU.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced Thursday the city is among the latest recipients of funding from the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance.