Man Shot By Chicago Police In 2015 Sues City For Excessive ForceA South Side man has filed a federal lawsuit against the city, and five Chicago police officers, accusing the officers of using excessive force when they shot him during a traffic stop two years ago, after he called 911.
IPRA Releases Videos From Fatal Police Shooting Of Kajuan RayeThe Independent Police Review Authority has released surveillance video of the foot chase that led up to the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Kajuan Raye in November.
Video Released From Fatal Police Shooting In NovemberPolice officers shot and killed 26-year-old Darius Jones on Nov. 18, 2016, when he allegedly refused to drop his weapon after firing shots at 69th and Damen.
Feds Say Sworn-Affidavit Rule Undercuts CPD Misconduct ProbesCitizens have to give a sworn affidavit when they file complaints against Chicago Police officers — a requirement that creates a “tremendous disincentive to come forward with legitimate claims,” according to the Department of Justice.
Videos, 911 Tapes Reveal Pandemonium At Scene Of Fatal Police ShootingNewly released tapes have offered a clearer picture of a chaotic and shocking scene that played out at a busy intersection in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood two months ago, when an off-duty police officer shot and killed 25-year-old Joshua Beal.
Aldermen Approve Plan For New Police Oversight AgencyAfter a long debate, the Chicago City Council has voted 39 to 8 to approve the structure of a new agency to investigate police shootings and allegations of officer misconduct.
City Council Vote On New Police Oversight Office Expected This WeekA full City Council vote could come as soon as tomorrow.
Aldermen To Debate Mayor's Plan To Replace IPRAThe mayor originally hoped to get a vote by the full City Council on Wednesday, but many aldermen have objected to rushing the ordinance.
Chicago Police Officer Charged With Hitting Man With Baton In 2014A Chicago police officer has been charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct, for allegedly hitting a man in the face with a baton at a block party in Lawndale in 2014.
Activists Seek More Public Input In Police Oversight PlanA group of religious leaders stood outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office on Thursday, demanding changes and more citizen involvement in plans to replace the Independent Police Review Authority, but some aldermen were preaching patience on the effort to create a new police watchdog agency.
Aldermen Still Have Lots Of Questions About New Police Oversight PlanMayor Rahm Emanuel has said he is willing to wait for a vote on his proposals to create a new agency to investigate police shootings and allegations of police misconduct, but some aldermen said the plan needs a lot more work and scrutiny.
IPRA Critic Praises Agency's Boss, But Says It Must GoA prominent Chicago law professor on Wednesday urged aldermen to get it right this time when they replace the agency that investigates police conduct, and make sure it can truly do its job.