In the video, police arrive on the scene of a block party at 15th and South Christiana. An officer approaches Jeremiah Smith, yells at him and hits him so hard with his police baton Smith’s white hat flies off his head.
In a show of solidarity, supporters crowded into a courtroom Thursday as a University of Virginia student made his first court appearance after a bloody arrest outside a bar that sparked a police investigation.
A federal lawsuit claims a Chicago Police officer choked a man, handcuffed him too tightly and broke the key off, forcing authorities to cut the handcuffs off with an electric saw.
Several dozen activists, including clergy, staged a noisy protest outside the mayor’s office at City Hall on Tuesday, denouncing alleged police brutality, and the group managed to get an invitation for a conversation with a staff member.
The Rainbow PUSH Coalition is calling for a civil rights investigation into the videotaped run-in that a 20-year-old Chicago man had Alcoholic Beverage Control Agents at the University of Virginia, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The governor of Virginia has ordered a state investigation of possible police brutality, after a University of Virginia student from Chicago was bloodied during an arrest earlier this week.
A number of churches are planning peaceful protests on Sunday in response to the death of unarmed black suspects in police confrontations across the U.S.
Marchers chanted: “This is what democracy looks like.”
A 24-year-old man has sued the Chicago Police Department and a Chicago police commander who has since been relieved of duty, accusing the commander of shoving a gun in his mouth and threatening to kill him last year.
A crowd of demonstrators gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall, expressing their outrage about the case of tanning parlor manager Jianqing “Jessica” Klyzek.
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said an investigation into the actions of officers involved in a raid at a tanning salon last summer is in the hands of the Independent Police Review Authority, which recommended one officer immediately be placed on administrative leave.
The lawyer for a woman shown on video being hit by a police officer, says he and another cop don’t deserve to wear the uniform, reports WBBM Political editor Craig Dellimore.
A Chicago civil rights organization is investigating claims that a mother was unjustly beaten by police officers in Davenport Iowa after she was caught shoplifting.
Two Chicago police officers are being investigated by the FBI and the Independent Police Review Authority, after beating two brothers at a South Shore storefront. Surveillance footage obtained by our CBS 2 Investigators is at the center of that investigation.
A former deputy police chief for Des Plaines, who claims he was fired after he blew the whistle on police brutality, has filed a federal lawsuit against the city.
North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham is fighting back on a recent allegation of police brutality by a woman who claims she was battered by a North Chicago police officer on two occasions.
A dozen protesters have been charged after a rowdy demonstration that spilled onto the Magnificent Mile, but the protesters claim police were the ones who were out of control.
With the NATO summit five days away, demonstrations are becoming more intense. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports on a so-called militant march against police brutality Tuesday evening.
The girlfriend of a North Chicago man who died after he was beaten by police is telling a different story than officers.
One North Chicago police officer has been fired, and another is suspended without pay, in connection with the brutality allegations by the family of a man who died after being beaten during an arrest.