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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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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

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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

Tahari Wilson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Suit: Man Spent 21 Months In Jail On Fabricated Murder Charge

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.

04/09/2015

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Overall Crime Down Through March; But Shootings And Murders Up

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.

04/01/2015

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Man Tries To Sexually Abuse Boy At Rainbow Beach: Police

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.

03/26/2015

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Sexual Assault In A Big City: Is There A Lack Of Priority?

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.

03/26/2015

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ACLU: Chicago Stop-And-Frisk Tactics Outpace New York

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.

03/23/2015

The Chicago Police Department's Homan Square facility.  (Credit: CBS)

Federal Lawsuit Filed In Connection With Alleged Homan Square Abuses

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.

03/20/2015

Officers with the Mounted Unit of the Chicago Police Department have been spotted routinely dumping horse manure in Jackson Park, in violation of department rules. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Mounted Officers Caught Improperly Dumping Horse Manure In Jackson Park

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.

03/20/2015

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