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.
Protesters Not Swayed By Emanuel's Apology; 'We’re Not Just Going To Go Away'Protesters who have been calling for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign ever since video of the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was made public were not moved by the mayor’s apology Wednesday in a speech to the City Council.
Emanuel To Discuss Police Misconduct In Speech To City CouncilIn a rare speech before the City Council on Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was expected to go into more detail about his plans to rebuild public trust in a Police Department under intense scrutiny for its use of force and other alleged misconduct.
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.
Tamir Rice's Mother Brings Fight For Justice To ChicagoThe mother of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy who was killed by police last year was in Chicago on Friday, for a series of meetings, marches, and protests about alleged police misconduct.
Suit: CPD Taking Too Long To Turn Over Police Misconduct RecordsAn activist and independent journalist is suing the Chicago Police Department, alleging it has taken too long to fulfill his already-modified Freedom of Information Act request for records concerning officer misconduct complaints.
Court: City Must Make Police Misconduct Files PublicThe Illinois Freedom of Information Act doesn’t exempt “CR files,” which consist of misconduct complaints against officers and documents created during the investigations, a state appeals court ruled Monday.
City Council Approves $4.1M Settlement For Unarmed Man Shot By CopChicago taxpayers took it on the chin — or rather, in the wallet — again Wednesday, one month after shelling out $33 million to settle two high-profile cases of police misconduct, including the largest pay-out in history to a single plaintiff.
City Council OKs $32.75 Million In Settlements In Police Misconduct SuitsAlderman expressed outrage Thursday, even as they unanimously approved nearly $33 million in settlements of two high-profile lawsuits alleging police misconduct.
Finance Committee Backs Nearly $33M In Settlements Of Police LawsuitsA Chicago City Council Committee has given preliminary approval to nearly $33 million dollars in settlements of two high-profile cases of alleged police misconduct.
Emanuel Concerned About Length Of Police Misconduct ProbesMayor Rahm Emanuel says he is concerned about how long it can take for the police review board to investigate when officers are accused of misconduct.
Judge Authorizes Background Checks For JurorsA federal judge has given city lawyers the go-ahead to do background checks on potential jurors in an upcoming misconduct case against Chicago Police.