Officer Juan Belmontes filed the lawsuit Monday. In April 2013, Belmontes was charged with sexually assaulting a Chicago Police sergeant while at an apartment in Woodlawn. Three weeks after the charges were filed and Belmontes posted a $2,500 bond, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office declined to further prosecute him.
A citizen attempting to use the restroom at the station, at 1438 W. 63rd St., found the man unresponsive about 6:30 a.m. Thursday.
Chicago Police are going after drug gangs, in an effort to cut the level of gun violence in the city.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday the Police Department is prepared to expand its anti-gang strategies, after early efforts in two neighborhoods have shown dramatic results.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Friday announced partnerships with federal law enforcement to reduce violent crime in police districts on the South and West sides.
Police First Deputy Supt. Al Wysinger is talking about plans to cut crime in the struggling Englewood and Harrison districts. But Wysinger says simply hiring more police officers is not the answer.
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is calling on people who live in high-crime areas to help keep their streets safe.
The murder rate is dropping overall in Chicago, with one neighborhood standing out as a major exception.