UPDATE: Five Shot -- One Fatally -- In South Side Drive-ByThe incident occurred around 8:45 p.m. at 67th and Winchester.
Chicago Police Using Social Media To Improve ImageThat's what's pushing a recent social media surge from within the department, WBBM's Terry Keshner reports.
Chicago Police Announce New Use Of Force PolicyAmid an ongoing Justice Department probe of its policies and procedures regarding the use of force, the Chicago Police Department has unveiled new limits on how and when officers can use force in the line of duty.
Cop Didn't Shoot Attacker Over Fear Of National Scrutiny, Superintendent SaysAs aldermen were taking the first official steps to overhaul the way police shootings and allegations of police misconduct are investigated on Wednesday, one officer who was being attacked on the West Side was holding her fire, for fear of the potential scrutiny, Chicago’s top cop said Thursday.
Aldermen Approve Plan For New Police Oversight AgencyAfter a long debate, the Chicago City Council has voted 39 to 8 to approve the structure of a new agency to investigate police shootings and allegations of officer misconduct.
Mayor Plans To Buy Hundreds Of New Squad Cars For CPDMayor Rahm Emanuel has asked the City Council to approve $25 million in new borrowing to purchase about 600 new squad cars for the Chicago Police Department, to provide vehicles for the nearly 1,000 new police officers he plans to hire over the next two years.
Seven More CPD Districts To Receive Body Cameras This FallChicago police officers in seven districts will be the next group to receive body cameras, as the department works to have every cop on patrol equipped with the devices by the end of 2018.
Rahm Runs With CPD Recruits, Calls On City To 'Strap On Your Shoes' To Fight CrimeHours after outlining his blueprint for reducing gun violence in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel went for a pre-dawn run with a group of police recruits, and reiterated his plan to get more cops on the streets, and provide mentors to youths in high-crime communities.
Emanuel To Deliver Major Speech On Chicago CrimeChicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will deliver his new, more comprehensive public safety plan for the nation's third-largest city on Thursday, drawing a spotlight on his leadership amid a troubling spike in street violence and an ongoing Department of Justice investigation of his police department.
Chicago, 2 Cops Sued After Video Revealed Of Boy Beat, Strip SearchedThe boy's family immediately filed a complaint. Chicago police and IPRA quickly obtained the 2012 video. The teen did not know it existed for years.
Chicago Police Department To Add Nearly 1,000 Officers Over Next Two YearsThe move would allow the department to fill nearly 470 existing vacancies, and add approximately 500 new officers over current authorized strength.
Van Dyke "Feels Responsible" Other Cops Face Firing Over McDonald ShootingThe attorney for Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke said his client is struggling with feelings of responsibility for his colleagues’ legal troubles, with the Police Department seeking to fire four other officers for allegedly lying about the shooting of Laquan McDonald.