State’s Attorney To Exam Ronald Watts Cases For Police MisconductCook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has agreed to look into hundreds of convictions involving disgraced former Chicago Police Sgt. Ronald Watts and officers under his command.
Suit: CPD Officer Faced Retaliation For Reporting MisconductA Chicago Police officer claims he faced retaliation in the department after reporting other officers’ misconduct.
Plan To Revamp Chicago Police Misconduct Probes Gets ReviewMembers of the Chicago City Council on Tuesday considered Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to create and fund a new agency to investigate officer-involved shootings and police misconduct allegations, a proposal that does not include key elements some say would increase transparency and promote public trust of a department that has long been plagued by a reputation for misconduct and brutality.
IPRA Critic Praises Agency's Boss, But Says It Must GoA prominent Chicago law professor on Wednesday urged aldermen to get it right this time when they replace the agency that investigates police conduct, and make sure it can truly do its job.
City Asks Court To Preserve CPD Misconduct RecordsThe City of Chicago is asking a judge to order the preservation of police disciplinary records while also striking a section of the rank-and-file police union’s collective bargaining agreement, ensuring those records would be preserved in the future.
Despite Videos, Many Police Force Cases Still Under InvestigationAmong the dozens of video and audio recordings from investigations into police use of force released by the city on Friday, many of the cases under review by the Independent Police Review Authority date back two to four years, or more.
Suit: Cop Threatened To Taser Man As He Held His BabyCesar Carrizales tells his story to CBS 2's Jim Williams.
Alderman Seeks To Create New Police Watchdog AgencyA South Side alderman and others said overhauling the city’s existing police oversight agency won’t work, so they want to replace the Independent Police Review Authority with a completely different panel to investigate alleged police misconduct.
So Far In 2016, City Shells Out More Than $6 Million In Police Misconduct SettlementsChicago taxpayers have paid more than $660 million in misconduct settlements, court costs and lawyers’ fees since 2004. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
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.