Chicago Cops Honored For Saving Fellow OfficersSeven police officers were honored Wednesday by the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, for saving the lives of two fellow cops by using automated external defibrillators and CPR.
Man Sentenced To 100 Years For Shooting Two Cops In 2011Judge Nicholas Ford sentenced Alvis Holley, a member of the Black Souls gang, for the July 18, 2011 shooting in a West Garfield Park alley, according to a statement from the state’s attorney’s office.
Girl Who Battled Cancer Dies Days After Becoming Honorary Police OfficerChicago police said they were notified Madison Pruitt passed away Sunday, four days after she got a visit from interim Supt. Eddie Johnson and dozens of officers.
Three Chicago Police Officers Shot On West SideThe incident occurred shortly before 10 p.m. in the 3700 block of West Polk Street, as Harrison District tactical officers were investigating drug activity. Officers saw a man and woman walking through the courtyard at that location, and went up to question them, police said.
Chicago Police To Simplify Street Stop Form After ComplaintsInterim Police Supt. John Escalante says he made the decision after watching the number of street stops plummet.
Two Chicago Police Officers Injured In Englewood CrashThe unmarked squad car was involved in a “minor” crash about 10:45 p.m. in the 5500 block of South Union Avenue.
Two Police Officers Injured In CrashThe officers’ SUV was hit by a car in the 6700 block of South Wentworth Avenue about 1:20 a.m., Chicago Police said.
2 Chicago Police Officers Save Fellow Cop After Heart AttackTwo Chicago Police officers saved the life of another officer who had a heart attack Saturday night in the 11th District Police station.
Escalante, Top CPD Brass Reassuring Officers 'They Have Our Support'Amid scrutiny and criticisms surrounding the Laquan McDonald case and others, Interim Chicago Police Supt. John Escalante wants officers to know he and other top brass have their backs if they do the right thing.
Alderman Wants Every Chicago Police Officer Armed With TaserThe Chicago Police Department would be required purchase a Taser for every one of its 12,500 sworn officers and train them on how to use it by Jan. 1, 2017, under one of several proposals made by African-American aldermen in response to the Laquan McDonald controversy, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
Top Cop Frustrated With Spike In Violence, But Not Blaming Poor Officer MoraleThe Police Department has fallen under intense scrutiny in recent months, after the city released video of Officer Jason Van Dyke shooting McDonald 16 times on a Southwest Side street, just hours after Van Dyke was charged with murder in McDonald’s death in October 2014.
Chicago Police To Roll Out New Training Program For OfficersStarting Monday, officers will be required to watch videos and other presentations on de-escalation tactics. The focus is to retrain officers on how to respond to a critical situation using the least amount of force necessary.