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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.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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



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.


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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


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.


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.


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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.


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State Rep.: ‘Maybe The Police Are Killing Some Of These Kids’

An Illinois state representative has publicly raised the possibility that Chicago police officers might be the ones responsible for the unsolved murders of black youths in Chicago.

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Mayor Expects Significant Drop In Police Overtime By Fall

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, perhaps by mid-September, the Police Department won’t need as many officers working overtime on saturation patrols in high-crime areas, thanks to new recruits hitting the streets.

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Police To Use Twitter, Texting To Communicate With Residents

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy will be unveiling some technological additions designed to improve the department’s communication with the community.


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Police: Gun Violence Down Compared To Last Year

The number of murders for the first half of the year was the lowest in nearly 50 years.


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Fired As Chicago Cops — And Collecting City Pensions

Thirty-two Chicago police officers who were fired from the department or who quit while facing firing since 2004 have been collecting city pension that cost more than $1.2 million a year.


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Police Applicants Sue City, Claiming Discrimination In Hiring

The group of 40 applicants for the police academy argued they were unfairly discriminated against because they came from law enforcement families, or had military backgrounds.


CBS 2's Mai Martinez pats down a suspect after she "shoots" him during a police training exercise. (CBS)

Training Drill: Officers Learn When To Use Deadly Force, When To Hold Back

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez participates in a high-pressure police training exercise that puts officers in risky scenarios.