Police Misconduct

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.