Chicago Police Department
A former Chicago cop caught up in a “hare-brained” scheme to plant drugs and a gun in a suburban woman’s car — a scheme that led to a $375,000 city payout — may soon get his job back.
If we have to choose whether to devote resources to solving violent crimes or bike thefts, the choice is obvious. With that said, some are wondering why Chicago can’t have adequate resources devoted to both.
Former alderman Bob Shaw, who two months ago announced he would run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the 2015 election, said there aren’t nearly enough African-American detectives on the force.
“The procedure went well and he will remain in the hospital for several more days while he recuperates,” Police spokesman Adam Collins said in an email.
Police are preparing use a tactic first developed to handle roaming protests during the NATO Summit two years ago to deal with a growing number of groups of teenagers attempting to wreak havoc on downtown streets and along the lakefront as summer sets in.
For the first four months of 2014, there were two more murders than the first four months of 2013, but four fewer shooting victims than the start of last year. Compared to the first four months of 2012, police said there were 59 fewer murders, and 210 fewer shooting victims.
The partnership between police, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago Housing Authority and the Chicago Park District is part of what the city is calling the Summer Surge initiative.
A year after saturating 20 targeted high-crime areas of the city with extra cops on foot patrols, the Police Department has given scores of those officers bicycles for their patrols.
The first three months of the year saw 6 fewer murders than the same time frame in 2013–a 9 percent drop–and 55 fewer murders than 2012.
One victim was dead at the scene. Another victim was taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center; the third victim was taken to South Shore in stable.
The Illinois Freedom of Information Act doesn’t exempt “CR files,” which consist of misconduct complaints against officers and documents created during the investigations, a state appeals court ruled Monday.
McCarthy acknowledged it took several months after he took over the Police Department in 2011 to see how splintered street gangs had become.
29 Austin District Police Commander Barbara West has paid a house call to gang members to say: Stop the violence and here are social services that can help you get out of a life of crime.
Special prosecutor Dan K. Webb will release a 162-page report Tuesday morning that’s expected to shed light on whether clout kept police and prosecutors from charging Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, with killing David Koschman.
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.
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, 22, faces one count of first-degree murder in connection with the May murder and dismemberment of Jose Reyes, according to Chicago Police.
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 was undergoing back surgery on Thursday, and was expected to be off the job for at least a few days.
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.