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A plainclothes Chicago police officer told two young black men "Mike Brown deserved it," after one of the young men mentioned Michael Brown, saying he doesn't trust police, and fears they'll shoot him. (Credit: YouTube)

Chicago Cop Investigated For Saying “Mike Brown Deserved It”

Police spokesman Anthony Gugliemi said, after learning about the video, the department has opened an internal affairs investigation of the officer who made the statement about Michael Brown, the unarmed young black man who was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, last year.

08/26/2015

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Federal Judge To Decide Whether Chicago Cops Get Overtime Pay For Checking Email

It’s now up to a federal judge to decide whether Chicago police officers will get paid overtime for answering calls, emails and texts on their department-issued smartphones when they’re off duty, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

08/24/2015

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Chicago Police, ACLU Agree On Changes To Controversial “Stop And Frisk” Tactics

The Chicago Police Department and the American Civil Liberties Union have reached a groundbreaking deal to set up an independent evaluation of police “stop and frisk” procedures, in an effort to prevent racial profiling.

08/07/2015

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Suit Accuses Chicago, Cook County Cops Of Kidnapping Woman, Extorting Mother For Guns

A federal lawsuit was filed Wednesday against the Chicago Police Department and Cook County Sheriff’s office by a woman who alleges officers kidnapped her daughter and extorted her into buying illegal guns for them.

08/06/2015

Officer Erin Carlquist (L) and Officer Lissette Rosado (R) working with youngsters in a math and science club designed to help children learn something new, and improve police relations with the community. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Police Help Form Math And Science Club For West Side Kids

Some Chicago police officers have become involved in an effort on the West Side to spark interest in math and science among children, and in the process have improved relations with the community.

07/21/2015

Chicago police officers interact with children in the North Lawndale neighborhood, as part of the department's focus on community policing. (Credit: CBS)

North Lawndale Residents Encouraged By Heightened Police Presence

Most of us have heard of “community policing,” the strategy of having more interaction between police officers and the people living and working in the neighborhoods they patrol. This weekend, CBS 2 got an up close look at how that strategy is working on a block in North Lawndale.

07/06/2015

A Chicago police vehicle parked on the West Side. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Murders And Shootings Up For First Half Of 2015

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said part of the challenge in reducing gun violence is gang members are more worried about what their gang will do to them if they lose a gun than they are about what the courts will do to them if they’re arrested with an illegal firearm.

07/01/2015

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Police Officer Helps Keep Chicago Public Transportation System Safe

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment job outlook to grow by 5 percent from 2012 to 2022. Job interest will continue to grow, but jobs may be competitive depending upon the location.

06/22/2015

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Some Aldermen Doubting McCarthy’s Effectiveness As Top Cop

As Police Supt. Garry McCarthy begins his fifth year running the Chicago Police Department, some aldermen – old and new – appeared to be losing confidence in his ability to reduce gun violence as summer approaches.

06/19/2015

Chicago Blackhawks fans. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Police, Business Owners Getting Ready For Rowdy Crowds If Blackhawks Win Stanley Cup

With the Blackhawks on the cusp of clinching the Stanley Cup on home ice for the first time since 1938, Chicago business owners and the Chicago Police Department have been taking steps to prepare for championship celebrations on the city streets.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2015

Chicago police officers Jerome Finnegan (left) and Timothy McDermott (right) . (Source: Court photo.)

Judge Upholds Firing Of Cop In Offensive “Hunting” Photo

A Cook County judge refused to give a former Chicago police officer his job back on Wednesday, after he was fired more than 10 years after posing for an offensive photo that made it look like he and another officer had just hunted and killed an African-American man.

06/10/2015

Chicago Police. (Credit: CBS)

Man Dies In Lockup At Jefferson Park District Police Station

Johnny Lopez was in custody at the 16th District station at 5151 N. Milwaukee Av. when he was found unresponsive in the lockup area about 8 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

06/04/2015

A police vehicle sits outside Noah Foods in the Austin neighborhood. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police: 161 Murders In 151 Days In Chicago This Year

The 46 slayings in May, as measured by the Chicago Police Department, are the most in any month this year, but the total is not out of the ordinary. Police reported 47 homicides in May 2013, and 50 in May 2012. There were 40 killings during the month last year.

06/02/2015

Chicago police officer Tony Hernandez (Supplied Photo)

Police Officer Who Reported Alleged Misconduct Claims Boss Retaliated

A Chicago police officer is suing the city, claiming he blew the whistle on his boss, leading to retaliation.

05/29/2015

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Girl, 4, Shot In Head, Teen Also Injured In Englewood

The young victim was transported to Comer’s Children Hospital in critical condition, Chicago police said.

05/22/2015

Video posted on Facebook shows a Chicago police officer asleep inside his police SUV. (Source: Facebook)

Man Who Filmed Sleeping Cop: Officer ‘Not Keeping My Neighborhood Safe’

The man who posted a Facebook video showing a Chicago cop sleeping on the job was offering a glimpse into why he filmed the police officer.

05/20/2015

Video posted on Facebook shows a Chicago police officer asleep inside his police SUV. (Source: Facebook)

WATCH: Chicago Cop Caught Sleeping Inside Police SUV

The Chicago Police Department has launched an investigation after an officer was caught on tape sleeping while inside a department SUV.

05/19/2015

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy Plans Listening Tour To Strengthen Police Relationship With Chicago Residents

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy planned to meet with residents and community leaders in all 22 police districts in Chicago, so he can hear their concerns. He’ll be accompanied by high-ranking police officials, and they’ll all listen to what people have to say about the state of police service in their neighborhoods.

04/28/2015

Rev. Paul Jakes (left) and attorney Anthony Romanucci (far right, at microphones) discuss a federal lawsuit seeking to end the Chicago Police Department's use of so-called "stop and frisk" tactics. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Lawsuit Seeks To End Police Stop And Frisk Tactics In Chicago

A group of six black men has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Chicago, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, and 14 unnamed police officers, alleging so-called “stop and frisk” procedures are unconstitutional.

04/21/2015

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County Commissioner Wants Sheriff’s Police To Help CPD Patrol West Side

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (D-Oak Park) has written a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, asking him to allow the Sheriff’s Department deploy additional officers on the streets of the Austin neighborhood.

04/16/2015

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