Chicago Police Department
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Chicago police officer is suing the city, claiming he blew the whistle on his boss, leading to retaliation.
The young victim was transported to Comer’s Children Hospital in critical condition, Chicago police said.
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.
The Chicago Police Department has launched an investigation after an officer was caught on tape sleeping while inside a department SUV.
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.
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.
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.
A South Side man who spent nearly two years in jail on a murder charge is suing six members of the Chicago Police Department who, a new lawsuit says, willfully disregarded evidence that would have exonerated him almost immediately.
Through the end of March, murders and shootings were up in Chicago, compared to the same time last year, but police said overall crime is down in the city.
The boy was not hurt, and was able to run away after punching the man in the genitals, according to a community alert issued by Chicago Police.
When it comes to safety, a city is often judged by the number of homicides and shootings it has in a year. Where does that leave other crimes like criminal sexual assault? Not a priority, say some sexual assault advocates.
A new study by the American Civil Liberties Union has revealed Chicago police are among the nation’s leaders in the use of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” practice, leading even New York.
A lawsuit was filed Thursday — the first of its kind — stemming from allegations of illegal detention and other abuses by the Chicago Police Department made in the British newspaper The Guardian.
On any given day, Mounted Unit officers can be seen stopping in Jackson Park, and shoveling horse manure from their trailers onto Park District property along the golf course – on the street, curb, grass, and around trees.