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Police Bike Patrols Added In High-Crime “Impact Zones”

A year after saturating 20 targeted high-crime areas of the city with extra cops on foot patrols, the Police Department has given scores of those officers bicycles for their patrols.

04/18/2014

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Police: 2014 First Quarter Murder Total Lowest In 56 Years

The first three months of the year saw 6 fewer murders than the same time frame in 2013–a 9 percent drop–and 55 fewer murders than 2012.

04/01/2014

Three men were stabbed -- one fatally -- in the 7800 block of South Bennett. (CBS)

Three Stabbed — One Fatally — In South Shore

One victim was dead at the scene. Another victim was taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center; the third victim was taken to South Shore in stable.

03/21/2014

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Court: City Must Make Police Misconduct Files Public

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act doesn’t exempt “CR files,” which consist of misconduct complaints against officers and documents created during the investigations, a state appeals court ruled Monday.

03/11/2014

Chicago Police Officers (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

McCarthy Admits Slow Learning Curve – At First – On Changing Gang Structure

McCarthy acknowledged it took several months after he took over the Police Department in 2011 to see how splintered street gangs had become.

02/28/2014

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Police Commander Pays Home Visits To Gang Members To Stop Crime

29 Austin District Police Commander Barbara West has paid a house call to gang members to say: Stop the violence and here are social services that can help you get out of a life of crime.

02/25/2014

Richard "R.J." Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of David Koschman. (Credit Chicago Police/CBS)

Special Prosecutor’s Report On Koschman Case To Be Released Tuesday

Special prosecutor Dan K. Webb will release a 162-page report Tuesday morning that’s expected to shed light on whether clout kept police and prosecutors from charging Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, with killing David Koschman.

02/03/2014

Daniel Taylor (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Man Cleared Of Double Murder Sues Chicago, Police

A Chicago man released from prison last year after serving 20 years for a double homicide filed a federal lawsuit Monday alleging that officers beat him into confessing to the crime and suppressed evidence that proved his innocence.

02/03/2014

Chicago Police Officers (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police Department Changes Disability Policy For Military Vets

Department spokesman Adam Collins said the policy for those officers wounded or injured while on active duty military assignments will be the same as those wounded or injured in the line of duty.

01/17/2014

Milton Miranda (Chicago Police Dept.)

Third Suspect In Murder, Dismemberment Brought Back To Chicago

Milton Miranda, 22, faces one count of first-degree murder in connection with the May murder and dismemberment of Jose Reyes, according to Chicago Police.

12/29/2013

Matthew Andras, from left; Jose Barriga, and Sergio Maymi. (Chicago Police Dept.)

3 Charged After Man Shot In NW Side Home Invasion, Shooting

The men forced their way into a 46-year-old man’s home in the 2700 block of North Mango Avenue about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

12/25/2013

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy To Have Back Surgery

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy was undergoing back surgery on Thursday, and was expected to be off the job for at least a few days.

11/07/2013

This is a sketch of a suspected rapist who attacked a woman in Lakeview early Sunday. (CBS)

Sketch Of Suspect Released In Lakeview Sexual Assault

The male suspect has a well-defined scar running down his left cheek, according to a community alert issued Monday by the Chicago Police Department.

11/04/2013

Marijuana, cash and illegal guns were found by police. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Police Bust Nets Over $1 Million In Illegal Drugs

Chicago Police arrested three men and recovered four guns and more than $1.2 million in narcotics Wednesday night in the Southwest Side Chicago Lawn District, police said.

10/04/2013

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Chicago Not Actually ‘Murder Capital’ Of, Well, Anything

Thanks to recent headlines, you’d think the FBI rolled out the red carpet and handed Chicago a beautiful, hand-engraved (in cursive!) plaque that reads Murderiest Murder City in Murderland. In reality, the FBI did no such thing. Here’s a closer look at the FBI’s statistics and how they do and do not relate to homicides in Chicago

09/26/2013

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CeaseFire Shutting Down 2 Offices As City Funding Dries Up

Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman claimed, over the year the group received funding from the city, murders were down 100 percent in two police beats in Woodlawn.

09/13/2013

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Chicago Police Academy Opens Doors To Potential Recruits

Hundreds turned out Saturday as the Chicago Police Department opened the doors of the Police Academy to potential recruits

09/07/2013

The Chicago Police Department's K-9 Unit needs new bulletproof vests. (CBS)

Chicago Police Raising Funds For K-9 Bulletproof Vests

A bulletproof vest is mandatory equipment for any police officer, even those with four legs.

08/30/2013

First Deputy Supt. Al Wysinger (CBS)

CPD Aims To Hire More Diverse Class Of Police Recruits

The Chicago Police Department has launched a concentrated effort to hire police recruits who better represent Chicago’s 77 diverse neighborhoods.

08/29/2013

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Police: Crime Down 15 Percent, Murders Down 25 Percent This Year

The drop translates to 79 fewer murders so far this year, compared to the same time period last year, police said. The number of murders through July is the lowest for any year since 1965.

08/01/2013

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