Emanuel To Deliver Major Speech On Chicago CrimeChicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will deliver his new, more comprehensive public safety plan for the nation's third-largest city on Thursday, drawing a spotlight on his leadership amid a troubling spike in street violence and an ongoing Department of Justice investigation of his police department.
Shifting Gears Again, Mayor Calls For 'Third-Party' Probe Of Law DepartmentTwo days after saying it would be unnecessary for the U.S. Justice Department to add the city’s Law Department to its probe of the Police Department’s use of force, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said his administration would order a “third-party” review of the agency.
Justice Department Lets Chicago Residents Know How To Air Beefs About CopsThe U.S. Department of Justice wants Chicago to know exactly how to submit complaints about the Chicago Police Department in the wake of the release of the Laquan McDonald shooting video and has distributed those details to community leaders.
Retired Black Cops Want Police Hiring Freeze While Feds Investigate CPDA group of retired African-American police officers has suggested the department hold off on any promotions and testing for new officers until the Justice Department determines if the processes are fair.
Justice Department Meets With Emanuel Amid Probe Of CPDMayor Rahm Emanuel was meeting with officials from the Justice Department on Thursday, as federal authorities continue a civil rights probe of the Chicago Police Department’s use of force.
Justice Department Meets With Chicago Police Officials To Begin Civil Rights Probe Of DepartmentJustice Department officials were meeting with the top brass of the Chicago Police Department, the first step in what’s likely to be a prolonged investigation of the CPD’s policies and procedures regarding the use of force.
Help From Fardon’s Office Could Be Key In Federal Probe Of CPDU.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon's office is expected to assist the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division as it embarks on an investigation that could outlast the Obama administration.
Black Lawmakers Want Federal Probe Of CPD To Include State's Attorney, IPRAAfrican-American state lawmakers have asked the Justice Department to expand its civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department to include the Independent Police Review Authority and Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.
Expert: Justice Department Reforms Could Be Expensive For CPD, But Worth The CostAn expert on federal investigations of police department misconduct said the Justice Department’s probe of Chicago police use of force likely will be a worthwhile process, but also a costly one.
Justice Department To Investigate Chicago Police DepartmentU.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced a Justice Department civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department, in the wake of the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Burke: "No Institutional Problem" At Chicago Police DepartmentA powerful alderman has defended the Chicago Police Department and ousted Supt. Garry McCarthy, as controversy over fatal police shootings continues to swirl around City Hall.
A Day Later, Emanuel Supports Justice Department Probe Of CPDA day after calling Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s call for a Justice Department investigation of the Chicago Police Department’s use of force “misguided,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel reversed course, saying he is open to a federal probe of systemic issues at CPD.