Chicago Police Officers

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

Chicago Police Officers (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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

Three Chicago police officers were injured when an SUV turned in front of their squad car, causing a crash Thursday night. (Credit: NVP News Video)

3 Officers Hurt In Northwest Side Crash

The officers’ unmarked squad car was traveling north in the 3800 block of North Pulaski Road about 11 p.m., when an SUV traveling south turned left in front of the police vehicle, causing the crash.

01/03/2014

Michael Shields (CBS File Photo)

FOP President’s Contract Allegations Spur Calls For Resignation

The intramural fight in the FOP comes in the context of the start of campaigning for union officer elections in March.

12/18/2013

CBS 2's Chris Martinez got a look on Wednesday at the worst damage in Washington, Ill. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS 2)

Chicago Cops Help State Troopers Who Lost Homes To Tornado

Chicago police officers have been helping a pair of Illinois State Police troopers dig out from the tornado that devastated their hometown of Washington.

12/06/2013

Chicago police search a pickup truck for evidence, after someone in another vehicle shot at the truck while both were driving on the Kennedy Expressway. (Credit: NVP Video)

Chicago Police Witness Shooting On Kennedy Expressway

Officers observed a white car traveling on the Kennedy Expressway near the outbound Ontario ramp shoot at a white truck about 3:45 a.m.

10/16/2013

Chicago police officers and firefighters are presented with the city's top awards for bravery at an annual ceremony at City Hall. (Credit: CBS)

Firefighters, Police Officers Receive City’s Top Awards For Bravery

The city’s Carter Harrison Award was presented to Police Officers Jeffrey Friedlieb and Ruben Del Valle, who shot and pursued a drug suspect, after he shot them.

10/08/2013

Chicago police clad in riot gear work near the site of the NATO Summit, as protesters march through the streets on May 20, 2012. (credit: Mason Johnson/CBS)

Arbitrator: City Owes Cops $1M For NATO Summit Overtime

The dispute stemmed from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision not to pay officers time-and-a-half overtime pay.

09/25/2013

State Rep. Monique Davis (Credit: ilga.gov)

State Rep.: ‘Maybe The Police Are Killing Some Of These Kids’

An Illinois state representative has publicly raised the possibility that Chicago police officers might be the ones responsible for the unsolved murders of black youths in Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–07/19/2013

Two police officers and a third person were hurt in a three-car crash in the Austin neighborhood. (Credit NVP News Video)

2 Police Officers Among 3 Hurt In West Side Crash

Three people were injured – including two police officers — when a police cruiser and another vehicle crashed early Thursday in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

06/27/2013

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Fired As Chicago Cops — And Collecting City Pensions

Thirty-two Chicago police officers who were fired from the department or who quit while facing firing since 2004 have been collecting city pension that cost more than $1.2 million a year.

06/24/2013

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Woman Dead, 2 Cops Hurt In South Side Crash

A woman was killed and two Chicago Police officers injured in a traffic crash on the South Side on Wednesday morning.

05/08/2013

Little Jordyn appears healthy Sunday, a day after two officers rushed her to the hospital amid downtown crowds. (CBS)

Cops Rush Sick Baby To Hospital Amid St. Patrick’s Day Crowds

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports on a dramatic rescue involving a hotel doorman and two police officers that may have saved a sick baby girl’s life.

03/17/2013

A Chicago Police SUV and the car it was chasing crashed in the 7200 block of South Morgan Street on Feb. 28, 2013. Two people from the car were arrested, and two officers were hospitalized for observation. (Credit: CBS)

2 Cops Hospitalized After Chase Ends In Crash

Gresham District officers were patrolling in a squad car when they heard shots fired and saw a weapon being thrown from a vehicle, and gave chase.

02/28/2013

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Teen Ticketed For Running Red Light In Crash With Police Car

An 18-year-old woman has been issued a handful of traffic citations after she and two Chicago Police officers were injured in an accident in the South Side Grand Boulevard neighborhood early Saturday when she ran a red light.

11/10/2012

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)

Brothers Suing 2 Chicago Cops For Beating Caught On Tape

Two Chicago police officers are being investigated by the FBI and the Independent Police Review Authority, after beating two brothers at a South Shore storefront. Surveillance footage obtained by our CBS 2 Investigators is at the center of that investigation.

CBS 2–10/30/2012

Ald. George Cardenas

Alderman Wants Fee On Electric Bills To Fund Hiring Of New Police Officers

A Chicago alderman wants to add a fee to your electric bill so the city can hire more police officers.

CBS Chicago–09/21/2012

Jose Rios, 30, is accused of firing shots at Chicago Police officers in the Avondale neighborhood after the officers spotted him with a gun on Sept. 6, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Shooting At Cops On NW Side

Charges were filed against a man who allegedly fired at Chicago Police officers Thursday night in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

09/09/2012

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