Chicago Police Department
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
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.
Hundreds turned out Saturday as the Chicago Police Department opened the doors of the Police Academy to potential recruits
A bulletproof vest is mandatory equipment for any police officer, even those with four legs.
The Chicago Police Department has launched a concentrated effort to hire police recruits who better represent Chicago’s 77 diverse neighborhoods.
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.
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.
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.
Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy will be unveiling some technological additions designed to improve the department’s communication with the community.
The number of murders for the first half of the year was the lowest in nearly 50 years.
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.
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 participates in a high-pressure police training exercise that puts officers in risky scenarios.
About 3:20 p.m. last Wednesday, the suspect approached a boy outside Bell Elementary School and told him his mother was sleeping and he would take him home.
A little boy who was found alone near Douglas Park on the West Side Sunday morning has been reunited with his family.
Chicago Police are expanding their so-called Operation Impact. That’s the saturation of high crime areas with foot patrols made up of new recruits.
The 2 Investigators reviewed hundreds of CTA security bulletins from the last 2 ½ years. CBS 2′s Dave Savini reports.
Being a police officer just got more dangerous in Chicago. According to information gathered by the Cook County Sheriff’s office, a street gang wants to ambush and kill police officers near 19th and Oakley west of the Loop. CBS 2′s Mai Martinez reports.
A 15-year-old girl was shot in the stomach Thursday afternoon in the Grand Crossing neighborhood and critically wounded.
After the bloodiest January in the city in a decade — coming on the heels of a particularly violent 2012 — the killings slowed to a relative trickle in February.