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David L. Wright (Credit: Kane County State's Attorney)

Elburn Police Officer Charged With Sexual Assault Of Child Under 13

A west suburban police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a child for more than 10 years, officials announced Tuesday.

04/28/2015

Harvey police officer Darnell Keel (Supplied Photo)

Harvey Cop Shot In Standoff Last Year Back At Work

Harvey Police Lt. Darnell Keel said he was surprised by colleagues lining a hallway and applauding and shaking his hand as he returned to police headquarters on Tuesday.

03/10/2015

Park Forest police officer Craig Taylor (left) is charged with reckless conduct in the death of 95-year-old John Wrana (right). Taylor shot Wrana with beanbag rounds while police were trying to subdue Wrana at the nursing home where he lived. (Credit: CBS/Supplied Photo)

Park Forest Cop Acquitted In 2013 Death Of 95-Year-Old Man

A Cook County judge has acquitted a Park Forest police officer of reckless conduct charges in the death of an elderly man who became combative with paramedics at a nursing home a year and a half ago.

02/04/2015

Erik Quiroz (Credit: Riverside Police)

Police: Drunk Driver Blew Five Red Lights In Front Of Cop

A Berwyn man is charged with DUI after he allegedly drove past a marked police car and through five consecutive red lights early Tuesday in west suburban Riverside.

02/04/2015

Ross D. Ferraro (Illinois State Police)

Plainfield Man Charged With Impersonating Police Officer

Ross D. Ferraro Jr., 45, was arrested Thursday after State Police saw him driving a vehicle equipped to look like a police car, and pulled him over, authorities said in a statement.

01/30/2015

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Lesbian Police Officer Sues Markham For Discrimination

Officer Brittney Jackson’s complaint has alleged the harassment began when she joined the force in May 2010, and continued despite numerous complaints. She alleged one officer asked her why she didn’t “give the men on the force a chance,” and claimed another told her, “You need to stop this ‘I’m gay’ mess.”

12/19/2014

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Killer Cut Secret Deal To Defend Chicago Cops, Defense Attorney Alleges

Earl Hawkins is a convicted killer whose lawyer once bribed a judge to try to beat a double murder case. State and federal prosecutors vowed that he wouldn’t get out of prison until he was in his 70s.

12/19/2014

Richard Newburger (Chicago Police Department)

Police: Protester Beat Chicago Officer

A man is facing a felony charge of beating a police officer after he was among three people arrested in the Loop Wednesday afternoon while protesting the decision of a Missouri grand jury to not charge a Ferguson police officer with fatally shooting an unarmed 18-year-old black man.

11/27/2014

Officer Thomas Wortham

Father Recounts Final Moments Of His Officer Son’s Life

Retired Chicago Police Sgt. Thomas Wortham III recalled in court Thursday how, with a gun in each hand, he opened fire on two men who fatally shot his namesake son, also a Chicago cop, during an attempted robbery outside his Chatham neighborhood home in 2010.

11/06/2014

An off-duty Chicago police sergeant was beaten and robbed inside this Loop parking garage on Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Off-Duty Officer Robbed, Seriously Injured In Loop

An off-duty Chicago Police officer was beaten and seriously injured during a robbery Thursday afternoon in the Loop.

10/30/2014

John Wrana's stepdaughter Sharon Mangerson, holding a picture of John. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Lawyer: Cop’s Trial For Fatal Shooting Of WWII Vet Unlikely This Year

Defense attorney Terry Ekl said he didn’t see a trial date being set before Christmas. He said the case “should be tried rapidly so everyone can move on, move on with their lives,” and that Park Forest police officer Craig Taylor is “anxious to get it over with.”

10/01/2014

Merrillville Police Officer Nick Schultz (Credit: Franklin College)

Merrillville Officer’s Killer Was In Financial Trouble, But Had No Criminal Record

Authorities in northwest Indiana said they have found no reason to explain why a man shot and killed Merrillville Police Officer Nickolaus Schultz last week as police were investigating his recent eviction.

09/12/2014

Merrillville Police Officer Nick Schultz (Credit: Franklin College)

Police Procession Escorts Body Of Slain Merrillville Officer To Morgue

Relatives, friends, and colleagues of a fallen police officer were gathering in Oak Lawn on Tuesday to pay tribute to the first Merrillville, Indiana, police officer killed in the line of duty.

09/09/2014

Tylon Hudson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Police: Convicted Killer Who Sued Over Jail Conditions Threatened Cop

A convicted murderer who took the lead in a federal lawsuit claiming a “sadistic culture of brutality and violence” in the Cook County Jail has been charged with threatening to shoot up a Chicago Police officer’s North Side home if she testified against him.

09/04/2014

Elgin Police Department

Elgin Police Officer On Leave Pending Investigation Into Facebook Posts

The 40-year-old officer has been placed on administrative leave, with pay, after his sergeant saw a Facebook post that reportedly said police in Ferguson, Missouri, “did society a favor” by shooting and killing 18-year-old Michael Brown last month.

09/04/2014

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Family Sues Hammond, Police Officer Who Shot Their Dog

A family that once lived in Hammond, Indiana, has filed suit against the city’s police department, claiming an officer shot their family dog three times earlier this summer.

09/03/2014

John Silas (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Cop Charged With Firing Gun Through Window Of Home While Drinking

A south suburban police officer was drinking at a friend’s house when he started firing his gun, sending bullets into a neighboring home and vehicle, then called another officer to try to have him hide the evidence.

07/23/2014

Waukegan Police Officer Jason Mueller (Credit: Waukegan Police Department)

Waukegan Police Officer Killed In Gurnee Crash

Waukegan Police Officer Jason Mueller was not wearing a seat belt when his car crossed over a median in Gurnee early Saturday, and hit a utility pole.

07/14/2014

Jeff Westerfield. (Family photo)

Funeral Held For Slain Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield

Visitation services were held Sunday for Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield at the Genesis Convention Center. His funeral was scheduled for Monday morning at the convention center, followed by a procession to his burial service in Shererville.

07/14/2014

Jeff Westerfield. (Family photo)

Source: Not Enough Evidence Yet For Charges In Gary Cop’s Murder

A person of interest arrested in the murder of Gary Police Officer Jeff Westerfield on Sunday remained in custody on Friday, but has yet to be charged.

07/11/2014

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