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Police Working Longer Hours Over July 4th Holiday Weekend

Police are preparing for a busy holiday weekend, and they will be working longer hours to prevent violence and ensure a safe celebration.

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Chicago Police, Feds Arrest 32 For Operating Alleged Heroin Ring On West Side

Chicago police say they’ve broken up a massive heroin ring on the city’s West Side.

06/24/2015

The dashcam shows the Chicago police officer firing several shots at the moving car. (Video obtained by the Chicago Reporter)

Watch: Dashcam Video Shows Chicago Police Officer Firing At Black Teens In Car

The video shows the officer firing at the car as it was backing away during a traffic stop in December 2013. Two of the teens were hurt.

06/17/2015

Chicago police officers Jerome Finnegan (left) and Timothy McDermott (right) . (Source: Court photo.)

Family Of Man Forced To Pose With Cops In “Hunting” Photo Say More Cops Should Be Punished

Michael Smith says seeing his then-19-year-old son Michael Spann-Smith paraded as a hunting trophy is an outrage.

06/13/2015

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FOP Fighting New Rule Requiring Cops To Cover Up Tattoos

The Fraternal Order of Police filed an unfair labor practice charge Tuesday.

06/09/2015

The maroon unmarked squad car was t-boned by a white sedan. (Credit: CBS)

Three CPD Officers Hurt In Squad Car Accident On West Side

Three Chicago police officers were injured in an accident involving a squad car on the West Side Tuesday evening, police said

06/02/2015

Chicago police respond to the scene of two people found dead on the Southwest Side. (CBS/Brad Edwards)

Police Question Relative Of Mother, Son Found Dead In Home

The individual was taken into custody about a block away from where Maria Herrera, 48, and her son, 22-year-old Carlos, were found dead Thursday on the Southwest Side.

05/29/2015

A Chicago police vehicle parked on the West Side. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cop Saved By The Vest: ‘It Was A Shot, Straight To The Heart’

No question: Bullet proof vests save lives and one Chicago police officer’s story, is a true testament to that.

05/29/2015

Chicago police officers Jerome Finnegan (left) and Timothy McDermott (right) . (Source: Court photo.)

Emanuel Says ‘Good Riddance’ To Cop Fired For Posing In Photo With Black Man Dressed In Antlers

Mayor Emanuel says “good riddance” to a police officer who was fired last year – more than 10 years after a photo was taken of two officers with rifles and an African American man lying on the floor wearing antlers.

05/27/2015

This suspect robbed a Loop bank Friday but may have been undone by a GPS device hidden in a bag of money. (FBI)

Bank Robber Undone By Planted Tracking Device In Money Bag

Authorities reportedly were able to zero in on the suspect through a GPS device that had been placed in a bag of money he took from First American Bank, 33 W. Monroe.

05/22/2015

Video posted on Facebook shows a Chicago police officer asleep inside his police SUV. (Source: Facebook)

Emanuel Says Don’t Judge Police On One Incident After Camera Catches Cop Sleeping

After video surfaced showing a uniformed officer sound asleep in a squad car, Mayor Rahm Emanuel cautioned that all police shouldn’t be judged on one incident.

05/20/2015

Chicago police officers Maribel Rosario, George Whiting and Raul Torres. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Police Trying To Build Trust With Community Amid Rising Tension

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine has the straight scoop from police brass, and street cops alike on how they’re trying to change their image. how’re they doing.

05/19/2015

Ray Robinson and Zet Smith were honored by the board of the Chicago Police Memorial Fund. (Credit: CBS)

Walgreens Employee, Customer Honored For Assisting Two Chicago Police Officers

Two men who went above and beyond to help arrest a dangerous suspect received a special honor Tuesday from the board of the Chicago Police Memorial Fund.

05/12/2015

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Two Chicago Cops Hailed For Using Tourniquet To Save Wounded Teen

Chicago police officers are getting some of the same training as paramedics and firefighters, and a local teenager is thankful for that, reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter.

05/11/2015

Officers take part in the St. Jude Memorial March to honor fallen officers. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Chicago Police Honor Fallen Officers During St. Jude Memorial March

Thousands of Chicago police officers turned out Sunday morning to honor their colleagues killed in the line of duty, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

05/03/2015

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City Pays $415,000 To Drunk Woman Who Accused Two Police Officers Of Sexual Assault

Chicago taxpayers will shell out $415,000 to compensate an inebriated woman who accused two police officers of sexually assaulting her, only to have them plead guilty to a lesser charge.

05/02/2015

Emily Beazley and her sister, Olivia, being sworn in as Chicago Police Headquarters. (Credit: CBS)

Emily Beazley, Sister Named Honorary Chicago Police Officers

Another honor today for a young cancer patient fighting the fight of her life: Emily Beazley and her sister became honorary Chicago Police Officers.

04/28/2015

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Chicago Protesters March In Support Of Freddie Gray

Chicagoans have gathered outside Chicago Police Headquarters to lead a peaceful march of support for Freddie Gray, who died after suffering injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police.

04/28/2015

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Police Fatally Shoot Dog After Officers Say It Charged At Them

Police officers responding to a report of an armed person fatally shot a dog after officers say it came at them Sunday morning on the Southeast Side.

04/26/2015

Ricky Chiles (Credit: U.S. Marshals Service)

Suspect In Milwaukee Double Murder Commits Suicide In Lyons

The U.S. Marshals Service, along with the Chicago Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit, located Ricky Chiles in Lyons, where he took his own life, according to Chicago Police and the marshals service.

04/16/2015

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