A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Man Dies In Custody At Harvey Police Lockup

A 27-year-old south suburban man died Tuesday while in law enforcement custody at the Harvey police station.



Cop Faces Felony Charges For Alleged Sex In Jail

A Chicago police officer is facing a number of felony charges after allegedly having sex with a prisoner he promised to release from a lockup.


Harrison District Station

Source: Police Officer In Trouble Over Lockup Sex Scandal

A Chicago Police officer has been relieved of his powers and is off the streets, amid allegations that he requested sexual favors from someone being held in a district lockup.

CBS 2–06/08/2012

Develt Bradford, 52, is charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery for killing a security guard during a robbery at the Aldi in the 9000 block of South Halsted Street on Nov. 10, 2011. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Attorneys: ‘Suicides’ At Police Station Lockup Are Suspicious

The deaths of two police detainees have been ruled suicides, but several local attorneys and activists are calling them suspicious and saying they invoke the memory of disgraced police Cmdr. Jon Burge.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

A street surveillance camera seen on top of a light pole along a Chicago street (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Police: Cameras Failed In Lockup Where 2 Committed Suicide

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is acknowledging there were “issues” with the cameras inside the Calumet District police lockup on the city’s Far South Side, where two inmates hanged themselves within four days.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (center) and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy (left) announce plans to redeploy 138 cops from police lockups to district beats. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Bristles When Reporters Challenge Police Manpower Figures

Mayor Rahm Emanuel got a bit defensive Thursday about the number of police officers he’s been able to put on the streets since he took office.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011


Theft Suspect Hangs Himself In Police Station Lockup

Police are investigating after a man in custody hanged himself at the Grand Central Area station on the city’s West Side.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011


Superheros Can’t Do Much Crimefighting In West Side Lockup

‘Superman’ and ‘Batwoman’ spent the night in a West Side jail cell in full costume because they were arrested for separate alcohol-fueled incidents early Saturday.