Police Board Chief Urges Emanuel To Create CPD Reform "SWAT Team"Police Board President Lori Lightfoot said Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Eddie Johnson must take ownership of reforms in the wake of the U.S. Justice Department’s scathing report on the Chicago Police Department.
Top Cop Meets Chicago Teens To Discuss Justice Dept. Report On CPDSupt. Eddie Johnson reiterated that he wants the training afforded Chicago police cadets and officers to be the best anywhere.
City Panel Begins Effort To Rebuild Community Policing StrategyThe Chicago Police Departments new Community Policing Advisory Panel held its first meeting Tuesday morning, in an effort to help come up with a strategic plan to make Chicago safer.
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.
DOJ Report The Latest Laquan McDonald Fallout For Mayor EmanuelThe release of the DOJ report is the latest chapter in a firestorm around CPD that once seemed to threaten Rahm Emanuel's political career.
Durbin Questions Trump Administration's Commitment To CPD ReformsU.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said he’s not sure if President-elect Donald Trump will help provide needed funding for any of the changes needed at the Chicago Police Department.
DOJ Finds Systemic Abuses By CPD, Blames "Severely Deficient" TrainingA scathing report by the U.S. Justice Department report released on Friday took the Chicago Police Department to task for systemic violations of civil rights, finding officers regularly have used excessive force and discriminated against minorities.
Emanuel To Implement Police Reforms, With Or Without Consent DecreeMayor Rahm Emanuel said he’s determined to implement police reforms outlined by the U.S. Justice Department whether or not President-elect Donald Trump and Attorney General-designee Jeff Sessions pursue a consent decree mandating changes.
Feds Ending CPD Probe; City May Sign ‘Agreement In Principle’Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration is bracing for the Justice Department to release – before President Barack Obama leaves office Jan. 20 — findings from its probe of the Chicago Police Department triggered by the police shooting of Laquan McDonald.
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.