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Job Opportunities In Chicago’s Criminal Justice Industry Abound

For those looking to go into the field of criminal justice, advanced education opens many doors.

04/14/2014

Terry Gainer, Sergeant at Arms of the U.S. Senate, escorts President Barack Obama through the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Chicago’s Terry Gainer Retiring As U.S. Senate Sergeant At Arms

A Chicago native who has been a top law enforcement officer on Capitol Hill for more than a decade will be retiring in a couple months.

03/26/2014

Jason "J-Rock" Austin (Credit: Chicago Police)

Feds Seek To Prove Convicted Drug Dealer Killed Chicago Cop

Federal prosecutors have sought the stiffest sentence possible for a purported gang leader convicted of drug trafficking, arguing he was the triggerman in the murder of a Chicago cop and his female friend.

03/21/2014

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Man Charged With Shooting Chicago Police Officer

James Garland, 53, is charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm in connection with the shooting in the 2700 block of East 92nd Street.

03/11/2014

Chicago police investigate after a 34-year-old tactical officer was struck by a ricocheting bullet as he was taking part in a drug raid. (Credit: CBS)

Officer Home From Hospital After Being Shot During Drug Raid

Police said a narcotics team was executing a search warrant at a home in the 2700 block of East 92nd Street around 8:45 p.m. Sunday, when someone inside the house shot at the officers. A bullet ricocheted off a piece of wood, and struck a 34-year-old tactical officer in the face.

03/10/2014

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Cop Accidentally Shoots Water Pipe In South Loop Police Station

Nobody was hurt when the officer discharged the gun, although a water pipe was hit, resulting in a leak that caused damage to an office.

02/18/2014

Robin Johnson. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Woman Gets Life In Prison For Killing Cop In 2008

A 50-year-old woman convicted of killing a Chicago Police officer with his own gun during a disturbance on a CTA bus will spend the rest of her life in prison.

02/05/2014

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Police Board Rejects Deal To Suspend Chicago Cop 60 Days In Woman’s Death

The police board scrapped the deal that police Supt. Garry McCarthy had struck with Sgt. Steven Lesner. Instead, the eight-member panel of mayoral appointees has ordered a full inquiry into the events that led to Catherine Weiland’s death.

01/22/2014

Police inspect a vehicle that was shot by an off-duty officer while pursuing a suspected burglar early Thursday in the 6500 block of South Pulaski Road. (Photo from NVP News Video)

Off-Duty Cop Shoots At Car Burglary Suspect In West Lawn

The off-duty officer saw a 21-year-old man attempting to break into a vehicle at West 65th Street and South Pulaski Road about 12:15 a.m.

12/12/2013

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Officer Injured During Traffic Stop In West Town

While conducting the traffic stop, the officer became involved in a physical altercation with a male about 3 a.m. in the 900 block of North Willard Court.

12/05/2013

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Police Officer Charged In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Darius Thompson, 32, was charged with multiple counts of felony theft, loan fraud, money-laundering, wire fraud and forgery for his alleged role in a plot to falsify mortgage applications during his previous employment as a loan processor and originator

11/29/2013

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Police Officer, 2 Others Hurt In Alcohol-Related Crash In Englewood

Two police officers from 6th District were standing on the street conducting a traffic stop when a dark-colored SUV struck the passenger door of the officers’ squad car.

11/27/2013

Police Officer Michael P. Gordon (Credit: Chicago Police Memorial Foundation)

Chicago Police Academy Training Lab Named After Fallen Officer

The training lab where police recruits learn how to administer Breathalyzer tests has been named after Officer Michael P. Gordon, who died when his squad car was hit by a drunk driver in August 2004.

11/22/2013

Allen Hall (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Cop Charged With Molesting Girl, And Later, Her Daughter

A veteran Chicago Police officer has been charged with molesting a minor girl years ago, and similarly attacking the victim’s 3-year-old daughter late last month.

11/07/2013

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Police Still Searching For Suspect Who Carjacked Off-Duty Cop

It’s been almost a week, but Chicago Police still don’t know who beat an off-duty police sergeant, and carjacked the officer’s sport-utility vehicle — escaping with his gun, star, and bulletproof vest.

09/13/2013

A 31-year-old police officer and a 60-year-old resident were injured in an extra-alarm fire that started when the resident was smoking while using medical oxygen at an apartment in the 2900 block of West Harrison Street. (Credit: CBS)

Two, Including Cop, Injured In Extra-Alarm Fire On West Side

The officer suffered smoke inhalation while helping a 60-year-old man who was hurt when he sparked a fire by smoking while using medical oxygen.

09/06/2013

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Chatham Park Event Honors Fallen Police Officer

CBS 2′s Mike Parker went to Nat King Cole Park, where an overnight campout began Friday night in a show of solidarity against gangs, drugs and guns. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.

08/23/2013

Michael Applebee (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Biting Chicago Cop

A 33-year-old Chicago man bit a police officer and punched the cop in the head while exiting a CTA train.

08/19/2013

Dennis Farina, a former Chicago police officer turned actor, has died. (Credit: Alberto Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Actor, Former Chicago Cop Dennis Farina Dies

Dennis Farina, a former Chicago police officer turned actor, has died, the Associated Press is reporting.

07/22/2013

A Chicago police officer was injured when his squad car collided with a city garbage truck at 43rd and Ashland. (Credit: NVP News video)

Chicago Police Car, Garbage Truck Crash In Back Of The Yards

A Chicago police officer was hurt Tuesday night, when his squad car was involved in a crash with a garbage truck in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

06/26/2013

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