Deputy Commits Suicide After Arrest For Robbing Drug DealersA Cook County Sheriff’s police officer committed suicide at the federal jail in downtown Chicago on Tuesday, a day after he and his partner were arrested on allegations of conspiring to rip off drug dealers.
2 Alleged Heroin Dealers Charged With Drug-Induced HomicideAuthorities say Emerson D. Harris, 24, and Maximilian Kalemba, 21, of southwest suburban Homer Glen, sold drugs to different people that ultimately led to their deaths.
Chicago Cop Admits Taking Protection Money From Drug DealersWentworth District tactical unit Officer Kallatt Mohammed said in court he took protection money from heroin and crack dealers at the Ida B. Wells public housing complex on the South Side in 2007 and 2008.
Mayor Emanuel Announces New Crime-Fighting StrategyMayor Rahm Emanuel has long insisted it would take more than a police force to rid some neighborhoods of gangs, guns and drugs. With a 52 percent rise in the murder rate so far this year, the Emanuel administration is now rolling out the "community" component to its crime-fighting efforts.
Chicago Cops Among Those Indicted In Drug ShakedownsA federal prosecutor says 19 people, including Latin Kings gang members, a Chicago police officer and former officer, have been indicted on charges of conspiring to operate a violent criminal enterprise that stretched from northwest Indiana to Texas and into Mexico.
McCarthy: Law Enforcement Has 'War On Drugs' All WrongAt least a dozen community and social-action groups sponsored a rally at the Thompson Center on Friday calling for an end to the U.S. "war on drugs."
Clerical Error Saves Cabrini Resident From EvictionA Cabrini-Green resident accused of harboring drug dealers cannot be evicted because an official forgot to check a box on her lease agreement, a Cook County judge has ruled.