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A federal lawsuit claims a Chicago Police officer choked a man, handcuffed him too tightly and broke the key off, forcing authorities to cut the handcuffs off with an electric saw.
About 8 p.m., the on-duty officer was hit by a vehicle in the 1200 block of South Wabash Avenue, police said.
Around 9:40 a.m., an alarm malfunctioned at the Bridgeview Courthouse, resulting in a brief evacuation of the building, police said. During the evacuation, a Chicago police officer was retrieving his firearm from a storage locker, when it went off, and a bullet struck the officer in the leg.
About 9 p.m., a police squad car with its lights and sirens on was responding to a call in the 0-100 block of North Wacker when it was struck by a southbound Lincoln LS, police said.
Keshawn Perkins was 15 when he was arrested for the Nov. 4, 2011, murder of his grandmother, Hester Scott, at their home in the 8800 block of South Wallace. Perkins, now 19, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of first-degree murder at a hearing before Judge Clayton Crane, who handed down the 23-year sentence.
Antwon Golatte, 33, is charged with four counts of aggravated assault of a peace officer, two counts of manufacturing or delivering cannabis, and one count of possession of cannabis, all felonies, according to Chicago Police.
A police officer driving an unmarked squad car struck and killed a pedestrian early Wednesday in the South Chicago neighborhood.
Near North District Officer Wadell Hardy, a 22-year veteran of the CPD, was the first to arrive, and found the victim struggling in the icy water. He admitted he was afraid the ice beneath him would give way, but he knew he couldn’t let the man drown.
The unidentified officer was conducting an investigation in the 5700 block of South Peoria around 6:30 p.m. Friday when he accidentally discharged his weapon. He was struck in leg, police said.
Two vehicles were traveling north in the 2800 block of North Lake Shore Drive, when both spun out of control at 2:55 a.m., police said, citing preliminary information. At least one of the vehicles struck a squad car pulled over on the side of the road, police said.
Several dozen Chicago police officers, and members of the general public, gathered at the Harrison District police station on the West Side on Monday to be tested to determine if they’re a bone marrow match for Officer Blanca Magallon, who was diagnosed with leukemia in July.
A Chicago police officer has been indicted on federal charges, accused of using excessive force when he allegedly punched a man during an arrest in 2012, and kicked him while he was handcuffed and lying on the floor face-down.
Thomas Wortham IV was shot during a robbery attempt outside his father’s Chatham home.
A fired Chicago cop caught up in a plan to plant drugs and a gun in a suburban woman’s car got his job back after the city’s police board this month took a second look at the case.
A former Chicago Police officer was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday for shoving an elderly man at a gas station in Oak Lawn, leaving the 89-year-old senior citizen with a broken hip.
A 16 year old boy is the second person charged in the home invasion and murder of a retired Chicago police sergeant.
Attorneys for an unarmed man who was shot and killed last year by an off-duty Chicago police officer have asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the shooting.
A Chicago Police officer is facing sexual abuse charges after he allegedly kissed and fondled a 9-year-old girl, then threatened her mother.
Joey Mathews can still name all five men convicted of killing his father, Chicago Police Officer John Mathews, in Hegewisch 26 years ago, and he’s furious one of them has been coaching youth baseball in the same neighborhood, years after finishing his prison sentence.
A mistake turned fatal Sunday afternoon on the Dan Ryan Expressway, when a driver cut off an off-duty police officer who was riding a motorcycle.