Emanuel Unveils Budget With More Cops, New Grocery Bag FeeDeclaring city finances were “back on solid ground” after enacting unpopular tax hikes to shore up various employee pension funds, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced a 2017 budget that would allow Chicago to hire hundreds of new police officers.
Chicago Police Department To Add Nearly 1,000 Officers Over Next Two YearsThe move would allow the department to fill nearly 470 existing vacancies, and add approximately 500 new officers over current authorized strength.
City Seeks To Keep Cops’ Personal Emails About Laquan McDonald PrivateThe City of Chicago is asking a judge to overturn a state Attorney General’s Office ruling that said the emails are public record and, therefore, subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
No Charges Against Chicago Cops In Man's Death During 2015 ArrestCook County prosecutors have decided not to file any criminal charges against any of the Chicago police officers involved in the 2015 arrest of a 24-year-old man who died in police custody.
FOP Accuses CPD Of Violating Rights Of Officers Facing Firing Over Laquan McDonald ScandalFraternal Order of Police President Dean Angelo on Monday accused the Chicago Police Department of violating the due process of seven officers who stand to lose their jobs for allegedly covering up the police shooting of Laquan McDonald.
Top Cop Moves To Fire Officers For Lying About Laquan McDonald ShootingPolice Supt. Eddie Johnson has moved to fire seven police officers for lying about the circumstances of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald in 2014, in order to justify Officer Jason Van Dyke’s use of deadly force.
Catholic School Blesses Police Officers In West LawnA Catholic School in the West Lawn neighborhood started the school year in a unique way Wednesday, by offering a blessing for Chicago police officers.
Chicago Police Officer Shot Paul O'Neal In Back, Autopsy ShowsPaul O’Neal, the black teenager who was killed by Chicago police, died of a single gunshot wound to the back, the Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed, in an autopsy report released Wednesday.
Muslim Woman Sues Chicago Police Officers For Racial ProfilingA Muslim woman has filed a federal lawsuit against the city, accusing police of racially profiling her last year, when officers tackled her and arrested her as she was walking up the stairs to an ‘L’ station in the Loop.
Four Chicago Police Officers Injured After Squad Cars CollideAn unmarked squad car responding to a call at 10:27 p.m. was turning left from eastbound West Washington Boulevard to northbound North Kenton Avenue, when the vehicle was sideswiped by another unmarked squad car, according to Chicago Police.
2 Cops Hurt In Crash On Way To Humboldt Park ShootingAbout 11:15 p.m., a 22-year-old woman was standing on the sidewalk in the 1100 block of North Hamlin when she heard gunfire and realized she’d been shot in the right leg, police said. She later showed up at Norwegian American Hospital and was listed in good condition.
IPRA Wants 3 Cops Fired For Shootings Found To Be UnjustifiedThe officers were involved in two separate cases in which shots were fired into vehicles. In both cases, IPRA ruled the officers were not in danger when they fired their weapons.