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Fired Police Officer Reinstated By Chicago Police Board

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.

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Former Chicago Cop Gets 3 Years For Battering Elderly Man

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.

10/16/2014

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Teen Is Second Person Charged In Retired Cop’s Death

A 16 year old boy is the second person charged in the home invasion and murder of a retired Chicago police sergeant.

09/17/2014

Surveillance camera footage shows an off-duty Chicago police officer shooting Marlon Horton on Sept. 7, 2013, outside a CHA building. (Credit: YouTube)

Attorney Seeks Federal Probe Of Fatal Police Shooting Last Year

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.

09/03/2014

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Chicago Police Officer Accused Of Assaulting 9-Year-Old Girl

A Chicago Police officer is facing sexual abuse charges after he allegedly kissed and fondled a 9-year-old girl, then threatened her mother.

08/14/2014

Chicago Police Officer John Mathews was beaten to death in May 1988. (Credit: Chicago Police Memorial Foundation)

Officer’s Son Wants Youth Baseball Board Ousted For Letting Cop Killer Coach

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.

07/29/2014

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Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Killed In Motorcycle Crash On Dan Ryan

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.

07/21/2014

Police swarmed Montrose Avenue Beach Sunday night, responding to a fight in progress. Four officers were injured, including at least one struck in the head by a bottle thrown at police. Nine people were arrested. (CBS)

5 Charged In Montrose Beach Melee That Left 4 Cops Injured

Two men were charged with throwing bottles that struck police officers who were breaking up a large fight at Montrose Beach on Sunday, and three other men were charged in connection with the melee.

07/13/2014

A Chicago police sergeant was hospitalized after his unmarked squad car made contact with an oncoming vehicle, then crashed into a pole. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Police Sergeant Injured In Washington Park Crash

A Chicago police officer was recovering at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, after a crash that left him pinned inside his cruiser late Wednesday night.

07/10/2014

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Man Shot By Cops Charged With Pointing Gun At Police

A felon is facing several new charges after he allegedly pointed his weapon at a Chicago Police officer and was shot Saturday night in the West Englewood neighborhood.

07/09/2014

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Long-Lost Dog Found In Rogers Park To Be Reunited With Owner In D.C.

A pug who escaped from his owners’ back yard in Chicago three years was being reunited with his family, thanks to the help of a Chicago Police officer who found him earlier this week.

06/11/2014

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Pastor Of Couple Dead In Murder-Suicide: ‘Everybody Has Their Breaking Point’

Veronica Rizzo-Acevedo was an 18-year veteran Chicago Police officer. Her husband, Javier Acevedo, was a 25-year veteran Cook County Corrections officer.

04/21/2014

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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

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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

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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

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