Chicago Police Officers

A Chicago Police SUV flipped on its roof, after a collision with a black sedan (inset) in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Two Police Officers, Three Civilians Hurt In West Side Crash

A police squad SUV was heading north on Homan Avenue when it was struck by a black car heading west on Congress Parkway, police said. The crash caused the SUV to flip onto its roof.

04/17/2015

One of two squad cars involved in a crash during a police pursuit in the South Chicago neighborhood. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Four Officers Hurt In South Chicago Squad Car Crash

About 10:45 p.m., a vehicle was attempting to elude police during a traffic pursuit in the 8000 block of South Manistee Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said. During the pursuit, the suspect’s vehicle crashed into two police squad cars in the 8900 block of South South Chicago Avenue.

04/07/2015

Two Chicago Police officers were taken to the hospital early Monday after their vehicle crashed into a pole in the Woodlawn neighborhood. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Two Chicago Police Officers Injured In Woodlawn Crash

About 2:25 a.m., Grand Crossing District officers in pursuit of a vehicle crashed their squad car into the pole in the 6500 block of South Ellis Avenue, police said.

04/06/2015

The burned-out wreck of a Chevy Aveo after it crashed head-on into a poultry truck in Gage Park. Two Chicago police officers rescued the two men who were trapped in the car after the crash. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Police Officers Rescue Two Men From Burning Car After Crash

Two men survived a fiery car wreck in Gage Park early Friday, thanks to the heroics of two Chicago police officers.

04/03/2015

Chicago police officers Mike Lawrence and Sergio Valdez performed CPR on a man who collapsed on the Magnificent Mile. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Bike Cops Save Tourist Who Collapsed On Michigan Avenue

Officers Michael Lawrence and Sergio Valdez, with the Central District bicycle unit, were flagged down around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, by witnesses who led them to a man lying in the middle of Michigan Avenue. “He was not breathing. He was pale. He had no pulse. He looked like he might have been gone,” Lawrence said.

03/25/2015

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Chicago Bike Cops Save Life Of Mag Mile Tourist

The two officers were on patrol when they were flagged down near Michigan Avenue and Walton Street. Citizens led them to a man “drained of color” lying on the ground and not breathing. The officers began performing chest compressions and saw the man’s airway was blocked, which they were able to clear

03/25/2015

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Suit: Cops Ran Over Man With Squad Car, Left Him There As He Had Seizure

Chicago Police ran over an epileptic man with their squad car and left him underneath the vehicle as he had a seizure, calling for backup instead of helping him first, a newly filed federal lawsuit claims.

03/24/2015

Officers with the Mounted Unit of the Chicago Police Department have been spotted routinely dumping horse manure in Jackson Park, in violation of department rules. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Mounted Officers Caught Improperly Dumping Horse Manure In Jackson Park

On any given day, Mounted Unit officers can be seen stopping in Jackson Park, and shoveling horse manure from their trailers onto Park District property along the golf course – on the street, curb, grass, and around trees.

03/20/2015

(Left to right) Christopher "Zet" Smith, Raymond Robinson, Officers Mark Czapla and Joe Groh were honored at Chicago Police Headquarters on Thursday, for subduing a shoplifting suspect who became violent when the officers confronted him at a Walgreens in Andersonville in February. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger/WBBM)

CPD Honors Officers, Bystanders Who Subdued Violent Shoplifting Suspect

Two Chicago police officers have been reunited for the first time with two bystanders who helped save their lives in a violent confrontation with a suspected shoplifter last month. All four were honored Thursday at Chicago Police Headquarters.

03/05/2015

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Chicago Cops Rescue Man Who Stopped Breathing

The officers were responding to an emergency medical service call of a man not breathing about 4:45 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Marshfield, according to a statement from Chicago Police. The officers were met by the victim’s family who said the man was not breathing.

03/03/2015

The intersection of 41st and Pulaski, where a Chicago police officer shot and killed a 17-year-old boy who refused orders to drop a knife he had used to slash the tire of a squad car. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Report: Suspect Shot By Police Suffered 16 Gunshot Wounds

Laquan McDonald was shot after he allegedly slashed the tires of several vehicles, including a police squad car, and allegedly refused officers’ orders to drop his knife on Oct. 20, 2014.

02/24/2015

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Mother Of Man Shot And Killed By Police Sues Officers

Dorothy Holmes filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court on behalf of her son, Ronald Johnson. About 12:35 a.m. on Oct. 12, the 25-year-old Johnson was shot by Chicago Police in the 5400 block of South King Drive. He was pronounced dead less than an hour later.

10/30/2014

A Boystown bar manager said police officers essentially left the neighborhood to fend for itself after the annual Pride Parade, when an entirely different crowd of people was causing trouble on the streets. (Credit: Brenden Chrisman)

Bar Manager: Cops Acted ‘More Like Crossing Guards’ After Pride Parade

As Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) considers whether the annual Gay Pride Parade should be moved downtown, the manager of a Boystown bar said the real issue is a lack of cooperation from police officers after the parade is over.

07/01/2014

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Chicago Police Officers To Oppose Parole For 3 Cop Killers

Eighteen uniformed officers planned to present a silent but visible opposition to early release for three men serving lengthy prison terms for killing police officers in the 1970s.

06/26/2014

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Man Cleared Of 1992 Double Murder Sues Police, Prosecutors

A Hazel Crest man is claiming he was forced in to signing a false confession for a 1992 double murder, of which he was later exonerated after spending 20 years in prison.

05/19/2014

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Man Claims Police Planted Phone To Justify Shooting

Ortiz Glaze, 36, filed a federal lawsuit against the city and several Chicago police officers Tuesday, alleging those officers later planted a silver cellphone with his belongings to justify wounding him in the back of his left arm and back of his left thigh on April 30, 2013.

04/30/2014

A Chicago Police honor guard maintains a 24-hour vigil at the Gold Star Families Memorial on Monday. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Honor Guard Maintains 24-Hour Vigil At Police Memorial

According to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, 562 Chicago police officers have died in the line of duty in the past 161 years.

04/28/2014

Joseph Hurst (left) and Lee Jones (right) are both serving prison terms for shooting Chicago police officers. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Officers Oppose Parole For Two Who Shot Cops

Nearly two dozen Chicago police officers are on their way to Springfield on Thursday to oppose parole for two criminals who shot police officers in the 1960s and 70s.

02/27/2014

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Cops Shoot 2 Dogs, Seize Pills And Guns In Calumet Heights

Gresham District officers were executing a search warrant at a home in the 9200 block of South Merrill Avenue about 10:30 p.m. when the dogs charged them as they entered the home’s basement.

02/25/2014

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Police Department Changes Disability Policy For Military Vets

Department spokesman Adam Collins said the policy for those officers wounded or injured while on active duty military assignments will be the same as those wounded or injured in the line of duty.

01/17/2014

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