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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

Authorities investigate after a Lower Wacker Drive crash that injured a Chicago Police officer and two other people. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Chicago Police Officer Among Two Hurt In Lower Wacker Crash

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.

02/13/2015

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Man Gets 23 Years For Beating Death Of Police Officer Grandmother

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.

02/12/2015

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Man Charged With Trying To Run Down Cop With SUV

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.

02/11/2015

Police investigate the scene where a man was struck and killed by a vehicle in the 2800 block of East 79th Street. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Police Car Strikes, Kills Pedestrian On Dark Street In South Chicago

A police officer driving an unmarked squad car struck and killed a pedestrian early Wednesday in the South Chicago neighborhood.

02/04/2015

Chicago Police Officer Wadell Hardy saved a 58-year-old man from Lake Michigan after the man jumped into the icy water at Oak Street Beach. (Credit: CBS)

Police Officer Rescues Man From Lake Michigan At Oak Street

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.

01/19/2015

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Chicago Police Officer Accidentally Shoots Self

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.

01/16/2015

Two cars that spun out of control on Lake Shore Drive struck a police squad car. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Police Officer Hurt In Lake Shore Drive Crash

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.

12/12/2014

Chicago Police Officer Blanca Magallon (left) needs a bone marrow transplant after she was diagnosed with leukemia. (Credit: Go Fund Me)

Chicago Cop With Leukemia Seeking Bone Marrow Match

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.

12/02/2014

Surveillance video from a South Shore convenience store shows two Chicago police officers hitting two brothers, who were later arrested. However, the charges were dropped, and the FBI and Independent Police Review Authority are investigating brutality allegations. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Cop Indicted For Excessive Force In 2012 Arrest

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.

11/19/2014

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Two Defendants In Officer’s 2010 Shooting Death Found Guilty

Thomas Wortham IV was shot during a robbery attempt outside his father’s Chatham home.

11/13/2014

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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.

10/22/2014

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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

Chicago Police Officer Tito Rodriguez (Photo supplied to CBS)

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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