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Vandetta Redwood (Credit: Chicago Police)

Charges Dismissed Against Aunt Of Accused Teen Killer

Prosecutors argued Vandetta Redwood initially told police she was not there when 14-year-old Endia Martin was shot, but a cell phone video obtained by police put her at the scene. Judge Donald Panarese Jr. called the video “choppy” and “poor,” then ruled the state did not meet the burden of proof.

05/23/2014

Francisco Anthony Martinez is charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly providing police with false information in the investigation of the murder of Colin Nutter. (Police booking photo)

Man Charged With Obstruction In Murder Of Highland Park Man

A fourth man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old Highland Park man whose body was found off the Edens Expressway June 3 in Wilmette.

07/01/2013

Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Report: Arrest Warrant Issued For Patriots’ Hernandez

An arrest warrant reportedly has been issued for New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, in connection with a fatal shooting not far from Hernandez’s home.

06/21/2013

Heroin

Man Faces Drug Charges After Friend Found Locked In Starbucks Restroom

A 21-year-old man was taken to the hospital Monday after he was found locked in the bathroom of a Geneva Starbucks, surrounded by packets of suspected heroin and a hypodermic needle. A friend was later charged after apparently trying to hide the drugs from police.

06/13/2013

Lake County Deputy Sheriff Eric Francke. | Photo courtesy of the Mundelein Police Department

Lake County Cop Charged With Obstruction, Sex Crime

A north suburban sheriff’s deputy is free on bond after being charged with obstruction of justice and soliciting a sexual act.

05/13/2013

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Correctional Officers Charged With Organizing Attack On Inmate

Two Cook County Jail guards were charged Thursday with arranging the beating of an 18-year-old inmate after he short-circuited power in the jail.

02/22/2013

Child Daycare  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Day Care Owner Dies Before Standing Trial In Case Of Boy’s Death

In 2009, a boy was killed by an employee at a Lincolnshire day care center, and the trial of the owner on obstruction of justice charges was to begin soon.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

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Dolton Cop Charged With Civil Rights Violations

A Dolton police officer has been charged with beating two people with his police baton and then threatening the police chief during the investigation.

11/01/2011

Court Case Graphic

CTA Driver Acquitted Of Lying About Being Beaten By Cop

A former CTA bus driver was acquitted Tuesday on charges that he lied about being beaten up by an off-duty Chicago Police sergeant.

10/18/2011

Jose Alberto Quiroz, Felicia Michelle Chavez

Man, Relative Charged After Girl’s Disappearance

A 27-year-old Chicago man and a relative of a runaway from Schaumburg are now charged with sex crimes and obstructing a police investigation.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2011

Jon Burge

Burge Torture Called ‘Cancer’ That Must Be Stopped

Police torture and misconduct under the command of former Chicago Police Lt. Jon Burge was a “cancer” that destroyed relations with the black community, a former Chicago policeman and activist said at Burge’s sentencing hearing.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2011

Jon Burge

Judge Lefkow Won’t Step Down From Burge Case

U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow said Wednesday that she won’t step down from the case of a former Chicago police lieutenant convicted of lying about the torture of suspects.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2011

Jon Burge

Prosecutors Want Hard Time For Burge

Former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge could face hard time behind bars when he is sentenced in January for perjury and obstruction of justice.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2010