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File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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

Gavel

Federal Jury Finds In Favor Of Chicago Cops In Lawsuit Over Fatal Shooting

A federal jury on Wednesday found in favor of Chicago police and decided to award nothing to the family of a South Side man who was fatally shot during a traffic stop.

03/04/2015

Police Headquarters

Suit: CPD Taking Too Long To Turn Over Police Misconduct Records

An activist and independent journalist is suing the Chicago Police Department, alleging it has taken too long to fulfill his already-modified Freedom of Information Act request for records concerning officer misconduct complaints.

03/04/2015

Police Headquarters

Chicago Police Deny West Side Facility Used For Illegal Detentions

The Chicago Police Department has denied allegations in a British newspaper report that officers sometimes use a West Side facility as the equivalent of a CIA black site, where they illegally detain suspects for questioning, and deny their attorneys access.

02/25/2015

Chicago Police Officer Bill Dougherty prepares for a hockey game against the FBI. (CBS)

FBI Squares Off Against Chicago Police To Raise ‘Honor Flight’ Funds

A hockey match next weekend will help raise money to send World War II veterans to the monument that honors them in Washington, D.C.

02/20/2015

Court Generic

Latino Activists Sue Police Over Arrest While Canvassing For Obamacare

Two young Latino men who were arrested last year while passing out information about Obamacare in a white neighborhood have filed a federal lawsuit, accusing police of racial profiling.

02/03/2015

MURDERSDL

Chicago Shooting Deaths Are Up … Or Down, Depending On How You Look At It

Johnson: It’s annoying that people constantly scream about year-to-year shooting statistics on every article that decides to use a different stat, and it’s annoying that we (the press) cling to year-to-year changes as if two years can tell our readers everything they need to know. Two years is nothing!

01/28/2015

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

ACLU: Racial Disparity In Traffic Stops Still A Problem

An analysis by the American Civil Liberties Union has revealed African-American drivers bear an undue burden of traffic stops in Chicago.

01/05/2015

Chicago Police officer Katrina Grey (CBS)

2 Investigators: Cop Faces Shoplifting Charges

Katrina Grey is a 14-year veteran of the police department and makes $80,000 a year. Now, she’s on paid medical leave pending the outcome of her court case, CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

12/15/2014

Police say two men ran from this SUV after a fatal Humboldt Park car wreck. (Chicago Police Department)

Police: Pair Ran Off After Fatal Humboldt Park Crash

Bessie English was driving westbound in the 2700 block of West Division about 7:50 a.m. when a tan 2010 Honda CRV crashed head-on into her vehicle.

12/12/2014

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Police Investigate Uber Driver Accused Of Raping Passenger

The alleged assault occurred on Nov. 16, according to Chicago Police. Further details about the incident were not released.

12/10/2014

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City Council Panel Backs $13M In Settlements

Aldermen have recommended settling three lawsuits against the city’s police and fire departments, for a combined $13 million.

12/08/2014

(Credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Chicago Police Department Unveils Upgraded Website

The Chicago Police Department took the wraps off its new website Monday morning.

12/08/2014

Sergio Oliva.  (David Nystrom/Chicago Tribune photo)

Old School Photo: Chicago Cop, Bodybuilder Sergio Oliva

More than a decade after he became the only man to defeat Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Mr. Olympia competition, Chicago Police Officer Sergio Oliva muscles still appeared as if they could rip his uniform clean off.

11/18/2014

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

Aldermen Furious At McCarthy’s Lack Of Data On Police Staffing

At City Council budget hearings on Thursday, some aldermen were angered that Police Supt. Garry McCarthy could not immediately tell them exactly how many officers are currently on the force.

10/30/2014

Chicago police and Illinois State Police were investigating, after an unmarked Chicago police squad car was damaged on the Dan Ryan Expressway, possibly by debris or a bullet. (Credit: Roseanne Tellez/CBS)

State Police Investigate Damage To CPD Squad Car On Dan Ryan

State Police spokeswoman Monique Bond said the unmarked squad car was damaged by some type of debris as the car was near the 63rd Street exit, though it was “unclear if the debris was metal, a bullet, a rock, etc.”

10/27/2014

(CBS File Photo)

Fired Police Officer Reinstated By Chicago Police Board

A fired Chicago cop caught up in a plan to plant drugs and a gun in a suburban woman’s car got his job back after the city’s police board this month took a second look at the case.

10/22/2014

Stealing bikes is so easy to get away with in Chicago, I decided to try my hand at it. (Photo Credit: Christine Newsom)

The Number Of Bikes Stolen In Chicago, The Neighborhoods They’re Stolen From And The Number That Are Recovered

Looking for a low-risk, lucrative career? Based on these statistics, bike thievery might be for you… (If you can get over the fact that stealing is wrong, that is…)

10/09/2014

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