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Johntile McGee, 10, was arrested after urinating in an alley. His mother said police accused him of having a gun, and Johntile said they asked if he was in a gang. He was released, cited only for public urination. (Credit: CBS)

Mother Wants Answers After She Says Chicago Police Arrested 10-Year-Old Son

He is a child, but his mother says he was arrested as she stood right there, helpless. In this original report, Jim Williams reports the mother wants answers from the officers’ bosses.

04/07/2014

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Chicago Police Underreported Number Of 2012 Assaults, Audit Finds

About one-quarter of victims of assaults failed to get counted in Chicago Police statistics for 2012, according to a just-released city Office of the Inspector General report.

04/07/2014

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Prosecutors: Drunk Man Damaged Police SUV After Being Kicked Out Of Wrigley

The man’s fit of rage didn’t get him too far, Cook County prosecutors said. Nicholas A. Spadaro allegedly fell face first onto a sidewalk after the incident.

04/07/2014

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Police Warn Of Ruse Burglaries Targeting Elderly Residents On NW Side

In the reported incidents, one man typically approaches an elderly victim’s home and tries to use a ruse—such as construction work or damage to their garage—to distract the victim while another person enters the home to steal property, according to a community alert.

04/04/2014

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Man In Ski Mask Tries To Lure Boy Into Vehicle In Wicker Park: Police

The boy was walking to school in an alley in the 1300 block of North Claremont Avenue when the suspect approached him between 8:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. Monday.

03/31/2014

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Police Find Dozens Of Stolen Vehicles At Auto Scrap Yard

It all started when the victim of a car theft happened to spot his car parked at Adelman’s Truck & Equipment, 3033 E 106th St. When police came to check it out, they found so many stolen cars they stopped counting.

03/31/2014

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Officers Shoot Suspect Who Pointed Gun At Police In Fuller Park

Area Central Gun Team officers saw two “suspicious males” near the mouth of an alley and were approaching them to conduct an interview when the males ran away, police said. One of them pointed a gun at the officers pursuing him.

03/20/2014

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Vandals Hitting Parking Pay Boxes On North Side: Police

The suspects struck at least 13 of the boxes over a two-day period on the North Side, police said. They usually did their damage in the afternoon or early morning.

03/20/2014

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Police: Woman Tried To Lure Child Outside Little Village School

Police are searching for a woman who grabbed a 9-year-old girl outside an elementary school on Friday in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

03/17/2014

Chicago police investigate after a 34-year-old tactical officer was struck by a ricocheting bullet as he was taking part in a drug raid. (Credit: CBS)

Officer Home From Hospital After Being Shot During Drug Raid

Police said a narcotics team was executing a search warrant at a home in the 2700 block of East 92nd Street around 8:45 p.m. Sunday, when someone inside the house shot at the officers. A bullet ricocheted off a piece of wood, and struck a 34-year-old tactical officer in the face.

03/10/2014

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Woman Charged With Stealing Wallets From Loop Gym

Bond was set at $100,000 for a South Side woman who allegedly stole wallets from a Loop gym’s locker room and was caught on camera using the credit cards at several stores.

03/07/2014

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Two Years After Son’s Murder, Mother Waits For Resolution

Elizabeth Ramirez is joining forces with others to get answers and action. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

03/06/2014

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Businesses Team Up With Police To Clean Up Roseland

Police are teaming up with business leaders in a high-crime neighborhood on the South Side, to try to make the area safer and more attractive for doing business.

03/03/2014

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Chicago Police Believe Visiting Gang Leaders Reduces Violence

Chicago’s top cop says a new police tactic for toning down violence – derided by some critics as “hug-a-thug” – has been getting positive results.

02/25/2014

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Chicago Police Issued More Parking Tickets In 2013

A new analysis shows after years of steady declines, the city issued 2.5 million tickets in 2013, a six percent increase from 2012.

02/24/2014

A Chicago police officer tries to protect office equipment inside the station. (Credit: Imgur)

Photos Show Police Station ‘Water Fight’ After Bullet Hits Pipe

A Chicago Police officer who accidentally fired a gun into a water pipe created quite a cleanup challenge, based on photos that emerged on the Internet on Wednesday.

02/19/2014

Former Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President Mike Shields (Credit: CBS)

Former FOP Boss Can’t Get On Ballot For Next Union Election

Ousted Fraternal Order of Police President Mike Shields has been thwarted in his attempt to stop the union election for the same reason he cost his members their automatic right to a retroactive pay raise: He was late.

02/12/2014

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Federal Lawsuit Accuses Eight Chicago Cops Of Illegal Strip Searches

Eight Chicago Police officers face a federal lawsuit for illegal strip searches.

01/29/2014

Uniformed Chicago police officers were spotted taking lunch breaks at Bourbon Street in Merrionnette Park, even though department rules say lunch breaks should be taken within their district. Other plain clothes officers also were seen there for nearly two hours, although lunch breaks are limited to 30 to 60 minutes. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Cops Assigned To High-Crime Area Watch Bears Game — For Nearly Two Hours

On Dec. 29, a group of on-duty plainclothes officers lingered at a Merrionette Park restaurant. CBS 2′s Pam Zekman reports.

01/13/2014

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Soldier Reported Missing Found Safe In Texas

Matthew Segur, 39, flew into O’Hare International Airport on a British Airways flight on Monday, when his connecting flight to Dallas was canceled due to the severe winter weather.

01/10/2014

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