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Police Memorial Foundation Raising Money To Equip Chicago Cops With New Bulletproof Vests

Chicago Police are in need of another $3 million to make sure each and every officer has a new safe bulletproof vest, reports WBBM’s John Cody

10/21/2014

Chicago Police Detective Chris Ross (CBS)

Detective Recounts Being Caught In The Crossfire

Detective Chris Ross and Capt. Ed Kulbida found themselves wounded and in the middle of Tuesday’s standoff between law enforcement and a 42-year-old Indiana fugitive. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

10/10/2014

This surveillance image shows a truck believed to be involved in a hit-and-run Tuesday. (Chicago Police)

Police Search For Truck Driver In Hit-And-Run That Injured Bicyclist

About 4:25 p.m., a cyclist was struck by a white tractor-trailer traveling south in the 2100 block of South Ashland, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

10/09/2014

Joe Milton (Chicago Police)

Pair Charged In Carjacking, Chase

A 76-year-old man was parking his 1998 Mercedes about 9:30 p.m. in a garage in the 3600 block of West Peterson when suspect Joe Milton and a teen walked up, hit him over the head and took off in his car, police said.

10/09/2014

Daniel Brown (Chicago Police)

Second Cop Was Injured In Shootout With Fugitive Suspect This Week

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says a Chicago police detective at the scene of Tuesday’s standoff didn’t even realize he had been hit until the next day.

10/09/2014

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Police Warn Of Kidnapping Attempts On Far South Side

During each attempt, a man engaged a child in conversation and then attempted to lure the child into his vehicle, according to Area South detectives.

10/09/2014

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Chicago Police Officer Seriously Injured In Uptown Rollover Crash

A Chicago Police officer was seriously injured in a rollover crash in the North Side Uptown neighborhood Monday afternoon.

09/29/2014

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Police Board Fires Cop Accused Of Pulling Gun On Cabbie

Karl Clermont recalls the booze-fueled encounter he had with an off-duty Chicago police detective in April 2009. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

09/18/2014

Jason "J-Rock" Austin (Credit: Chicago Police)

Drug Dealer Held Accountable For Chicago Cop’s Murder

A federal judge on Thursday held a drug dealer accountable for the murder of a Chicago police officer and his female friend and sentenced him to 35 years in prison, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

09/18/2014

Slain Chicago police Officer Michael Ceriale is honored with a painted sculpture in the downtown. (CBS/Bob Roberts)

Fallen Officers Honored With Public Art Installation

Seventy-five sculptures of horses — each dedicated to a different slain Chicago police officer — are beginning to appear along the Magnificent Mile.

09/13/2014

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Chicago Murder Numbers Through August Lowest Since 1963

The city of Chicago closed the first eight months of 2014 with the fewest murder to date, since 1963.

09/01/2014

Chicago Police Cmdr. Glenn Evans. (Credit: Chicago Police)

CPD Commander Accused Of Shoving Gun In Suspect’s Mouth And Taser Against His Groin

A Chicago police commander accused of sticking the barrel of his service weapon in a suspect’s throat, pressing a stun gun against the man’s groin last year, and threatening to kill him was released without having to post bail Thursday.

08/28/2014

Chicago Police Commander Evans. (Credit: CBS)

West Side Commander Charged With Aggravated Battery, Stripped Of Police Powers

A Chicago Police commander on the city’s West Side has been stripped of his police powers.

08/27/2014

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Feds Charge 14 In Chicago Area Gun Trafficking Case

Officials at the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives said the arrests were the culmination of a crime-fighting strategy called the “Chicago Initiative,” involving a combination of federal agents and local police targeting the illegal gun trade.

08/27/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy Stresses Difference In Tactics Between Chicago, Ferguson Police

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Ferguson tactics in dealing with crowds are exactly what Chicago Police are trying not to do.

08/25/2014

Castro, an Italian mastiff was shot and killed by police who were responding to an armed robbery. (Family provided photo)

Family Upset After Chicago Cops Fatally Shoot Dog, Fail To Catch Robber

A South Side family is angry because police shot their dog and then failed to catch an armed robber even though he was hiding out just feet from where they were standing, reports CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli.

08/18/2014

Zecharias Miller (Chicago Police Department)

Man Charged In Soldier Field Arson

Zecharias Miller, 26, allegedly broke into Soldier Field and set fire to a rug that damaged several suites.

08/15/2014

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Jail Boss: We’ll Have Room For Fugitives Sought In New Police Initiative

The head of Cook County Jail said she’ll find room for any and all fugitives picked up by teams of Chicago police officers and Illinois state troopers in the coming month, and put them in the jail’s custody.

08/14/2014

Illinois State Troopers arrive at a Chicago Police 11th District station to help catch fugitives in Chicago. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

State Troopers Begin Work To Help Chicago Cops Catch Crooks

A small cadre of reinforcements has arrived for Chicago police, as dozens Illinois State Police troopers have begun their mission of helping track down wanted criminals.

08/14/2014

An off-duty police officer shot at two men accused of stealing from a Jewel grocery store, after they allegedly tried to run her over in the parking lot. (Credit: CBS)

Off-Duty Cop Shoots At Alleged Thieves Who Tried To Run Her Down

Two would-be thieves were behind bars Thursday morning, after an off-duty Chicago police officer fired shots at them in the parking lot of a Jewel grocery store in the Oriole Park neighborhood.

08/06/2014

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