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A plainclothes Chicago police officer told two young black men "Mike Brown deserved it," after one of the young men mentioned Michael Brown, saying he doesn't trust police, and fears they'll shoot him. (Credit: YouTube)

Chicago Cop Investigated For Saying “Mike Brown Deserved It”

Police spokesman Anthony Gugliemi said, after learning about the video, the department has opened an internal affairs investigation of the officer who made the statement about Michael Brown, the unarmed young black man who was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, last year.

08/26/2015

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DUI Charges Upgraded Against Off-Duty Cop Accused Of Critically Injuring Woman

An off-duty Chicago Police officer now faces a felony DUI charge after his car struck and critically injured a woman last month in the Belmont Heights neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

08/06/2015

Tythia Thigpen is accused of beating a Chicago police officer with a baseball bat, as the officer was trying to stop a brawl in West Englewood on Aug. 24, 2013. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Convicted Of 2013 Baseball Bat Attack On Chicago Cop

Tythia Thigpen, 31, was found guilty of four counts of felony aggravated battery — including aggravated battery to a peace officer — and one count of resisting a peace officer following a bench trial before Judge Charles Burns, according to court records.

08/06/2015

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Off-Duty Cop Accidentally Shoots Self While Tussling With Suspect

The officer was taken in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Police did not release the officer’s gender or age.

07/23/2015

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Chicago Police Officer Injured In Wrigleyville Crash

About 10:30 p.m., a man—who identified himself to reporters on the scene as Luis Gomez—was driving an Uber XL vehicle west on Addison Street, trying to turn south onto Clark Street, police said. The minivan—which had six passengers in it — collided with a Chicago Police vehicle that was eastbound on Addison

07/17/2015

Injured police officer Densey Cole II talks with CBS 2 about his recovery. (CBS)

Paralyzed Chicago Cop Says He’s Being Evicted From Apartment City Pays For

A Chicago police officer who was left paralyzed after a crash in his patrol vehicle six years ago has been served with eviction papers at the apartment the city has been paying for.

07/01/2015

Timothy Herring (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Convicted Of Fatally Shooting Cop, Former CHA Employee Gets Life In Prison

Timothy Herring was convicted in the fatal shooting of a city police officer and former Chicago Housing Authority employee who were investigating an auto burglary.

06/26/2015

Joseph Bigsby (right) was convicted of killing Chicago Police Officer Edward Barron (left) in 1973, and sentenced to 200 years in prison, but granted early release on June 25, 2015. (Credit: Chicago Police Memorial Foundation/Illinois Department of Corrections)

Convicted Cop Killer Granted Early Release For 1973 Murder

After spending more than 40 years in prison for killing a Chicago police officer in 1973, a 58-year-old man has been granted parole, enraging Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and rank-and-file officers.

06/26/2015

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Chicago Cop Sues Over Detailed Advertisement About His Therapy

A Chicago Police officer claims he was defamed and his right to privacy was violated after a therapist’s detailed advertisement described a shooting incident involving the officer — something he was seeking counseling for.

06/19/2015

A Chicago police squad car collided with another car on Lake Shore Drive near Monroe Street on Thursday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Chicago Police Officer Hurt In Downtown Crash

A vehicle collided with the officer’s squad car at 10:25 p.m. on Lake Shore Drive near Monroe Street, police said, citing preliminary information.

06/12/2015

Chicago police officer Tony Hernandez (Supplied Photo)

Police Officer Who Reported Alleged Misconduct Claims Boss Retaliated

A Chicago police officer is suing the city, claiming he blew the whistle on his boss, leading to retaliation.

05/29/2015

Video posted on Facebook shows a Chicago police officer asleep inside his police SUV. (Source: Facebook)

Man Who Filmed Sleeping Cop: Officer ‘Not Keeping My Neighborhood Safe’

The man who posted a Facebook video showing a Chicago cop sleeping on the job was offering a glimpse into why he filmed the police officer.

05/20/2015

Video posted on Facebook shows a Chicago police officer asleep inside his police SUV. (Source: Facebook)

WATCH: Chicago Cop Caught Sleeping Inside Police SUV

The Chicago Police Department has launched an investigation after an officer was caught on tape sleeping while inside a department SUV.

05/19/2015

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Chicago Cop Sues Sergeant Who Accused Him Of Sexual Assault

Officer Juan Belmontes filed the lawsuit Monday. In April 2013, Belmontes was charged with sexually assaulting a Chicago Police sergeant while at an apartment in Woodlawn. Three weeks after the charges were filed and Belmontes posted a $2,500 bond, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office declined to further prosecute him.

05/06/2015

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Police Officer Shoots Armed Robbery Suspect In Canaryville

A suspected armed robber was shot after Chicago Police say he charged at an officer in the South Side Canaryville neighborhood, making the officer’s gun discharge.

05/01/2015

Timothy Herring (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Cousin Of Alleged Cop Killer: He Told Me He Did It

She lowered her head, sobbed, mumbled and avoided eye contact with her cousin and the lawyers peppering her with questions. But Meosha Menzies hesitantly testified Tuesday that Timothy Herring admitted to her that he killed Chicago Police Officer Michael Flisk and former CHA cop Stephen Peters in November 2010.

04/29/2015

Rekia Boyd was killed by gunfire from an off-duty Chicago police detective. (CBS)

Trial Begins For Chicago Cop In Woman’s Fatal 2012 Shooting

Prosecutors say Dante Servin was off-duty and angry when he approached Rekia Boyd and her friends as they were hanging out in Douglas Park more than three years ago.

04/09/2015

A Chicago police vehicle parked on the West Side. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Lawsuit: Saw Needed To Open Tight Handcuffs Of Man Already Choked By Cops

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.

03/26/2015

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Officer Hit By Vehicle In South Loop

About 8 p.m., the on-duty officer was hit by a vehicle in the 1200 block of South Wabash Avenue, police said.

03/18/2015

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Police Officer Shoots Self In Leg At Bridgeview Courthouse

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.

02/18/2015

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