Independent Police Review Authority
Prominent African American clergy are demanding the mayor talk to them before picking a new director for the police misconduct board, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday named a former Chicago Police superintendent, an activist-priest and the trusted co-chair of his transition team to a committee that will search for a new chief for the agency that investigates police misconduct.
Police shot an armed man who allegedly pointed a gun at them early Wednesday, shortly after he also pulled a gun on his stepfather at an Englewood home, according to a police union official. It was the second police involved shooting in a 24-hour period.
A burglary suspect was charged Wednesday with aggravated assault of a police officer after being shot when he allegedly pointed a gun at officers during a Monday night chase through the West Side.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he is concerned about how long it can take for the police review board to investigate when officers are accused of misconduct.
Akilah Easter was attacked on the lakefront this summer and managed to get away, but she said her nightmare didn’t end there. Easter said that, when Chicago police officers arrived to investigate, she felt victimized again.
A man was shot by police and two officers were hurt during a domestic disturbance Wednesday afternoon on the West Side.
Chicago Police officers have won the right to a 24-hour cooling-off period from the time they shoot someone to the time they must speak to an independent investigator.
Chicago police officers shot and wounded a man on the West Side near the United Center while responding to a burglary in progress Sunday morning.
Police shot a male early Monday on the Northwest Side after he twice pointed a gun at officers while fleeing a traffic stop.
Police shot and killed a man on the South Side early Saturday when he allegedly tried to run over an officer with his car.
Chicago Police are using their Tasers far more often this year.