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Blue Island Police Sgt. Schultz used a stun gun on Donald Flores, the victim of a hit-and-run crash in 2012. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Blue Island Cop Uses Stun Gun On Accident Victim

CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey talks with a south suburban man who claims a sergeant overreacted; a follow-up investigation never occurred.

02/03/2014

Nathan Haywood (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Attacking Police Officer At Metra Station

Nathan Haywood, 24, of the 8100 block of South Spaulding Avenue, is accused of choking and beating a 39-year-old Norfolk Southern officer.

01/21/2014

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Railroad Officer Beaten At South Side Metra Stop

The incident occurred about 10:25 p.m. at the Wrightwood Metra station near 79th Street and Kedzie Avenue.

01/20/2014

Evanston Police Officer Sean O'Brien was running errands Tuesday when he spotted a small boy running around in the street in Des Plaines. When the boy jumped in the river, O'Brien jumped in after him and saved his life. (Credit: Sun-Times Media)

Evanston Officer’s Rescue Effort Earns National Award

Police officer Sean O’Brien, credited with the dramatic rescue of a boy from the frigid Des Plaines River last year, has been named Officer of the Month by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

01/20/2014

A SWAT team officer stands outside an Arlington Heights home, where a hostage situation had ensued after a gunman shot a police officer. The SWAT team later shot the suspect, and the hostage was unharmed. (Credit: CBS)

Arlington Heights Officer Shot Last Month Expected To Fully Recover

Arlington Heights police Officer Michael McEvoy, a 20-year veteran of the department, was shot in the “facial” area while responding to a domestic incident in the 1900 block of Windham Court on Dec. 12.

01/08/2014

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Judge: Des Plaines Officer Accused Of Excessive Force Rightfully Terminated

A Cook County judge upheld the termination of a northwest suburban Des Plaines police officer on Friday, overturning an arbitrator’s ruling that the officer, accused of using excessive force against an arrestee and lying about it, should return to work.

12/17/2013

A SWAT team officer stands outside an Arlington Heights home, where a hostage situation had ensued after a gunman shot a police officer. The SWAT team later shot the suspect, and the hostage was unharmed. (Credit: CBS)

SWAT Team Kills Barricaded Suspect Who Shot Cop

SWAT team officers shot and killed a gunman who allegedly shot an Arlington Heights police officer late Thursday, after the suspect barricaded himself in a home and held a woman hostage.

12/12/2013

Robert Russell (left) charged with attempted murder, shoplifting, and obstructing a police officer. Gerald Chamberlain (right) is charged with felony theft. Both were arrested after a shoplifting incident that ended with police shooting a third suspect in Romeoville. (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

2 Charged After Police Shoot Alleged Shoplifter

A Romeoville Police officer shot a man and another officer was injured Thursday night while trying to stop suspects after a shoplifting incident at a Kohl’s store.

11/29/2013

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Officer Shot During Robbery In Harvey

A police officer was shot while trying to stop an armed robbery in south suburban Harvey Sunday evening.

11/25/2013

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Man Charged With Attacking Woman, Hitting Officer

Police said they fought for 25 minutes to force their way into a home where they heard a woman screaming as she was allegedly battered by a man from the Near West Side.

11/11/2013

Cassandra Feuerstein slams into a bench after video tape showed her being thrown into a jail cell. (CBS)

Skokie Officer Charged After Shoving Woman Into Jail Cell

Michael Hart, 43, was charged on Wednesday with aggravated battery and official misconduct in connection with the incident.

10/30/2013

A police car monitors a section of the Sauganash neighborhood, where an off-duty cop was attacked Thursday. (CBS)

Off-Duty Chicago Cop Fights Off Rapist

The attack happened in the 5800 block of North Rogers between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., police said. Neighbors say the site of the incident is a jogging path used by people all the time.

08/29/2013

Shamekia Goodwin-Badger, a Wheeling police officer, died after becoming ill during a training session. (Photo from Wheeling Police)

Wheeling Cop Dies After Collapsing During Training

Shamekia Goodwin-Badger began working for Wheeling police May 27, 2008 after being employed with Hawthorn Woods police for four years

07/29/2013

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Kane County Officer Kills Man Who Pointed Gun At Cops

A west suburban man died Monday after being shot by a Kane County Sheriff’s sergeant when he pointed a gun at deputies, authorities said.

07/09/2013

Christopher Hartzol, charged with striking and dragging a police officer with a car on the South Side Friday night. Photo/Chicago Police Dept.

Man Charged With Striking, Dragging Police Officer In Hyde Park

A 27-year-old South Side man has been charged with striking and then dragging a police officer with a vehicle Friday night in the Hyde Park neighborhood.

07/06/2013

Surveillance image of a man robbing a Fifth Third Bank branch in Melrose Park on July 2, 2013. (Credit: FBI)

Suspect Nabbed Within Minutes Of Melrose Park Bank Robbery

A suspect was nabbed just minutes after the robbery of a west suburban bank branch Tuesday morning by a police officer who was having coffee at a Starbucks a few doors down.

07/03/2013

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Internal Probe Finds Suburban Cop Lied About Sex Abuse Case

An internal police inquiry into Justice police officer Carmen Scardine, accused in a federal lawsuit of forcing a woman to perform oral sex in his squad car, found that he broke department policy, abused his police powers, lied about the incident and may have violated the law, according to documents.

06/17/2013

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Man Threatens To Kill Chicago Cop After He’s Asked To Put Out Cigarette

A man who threatened to kill a cop after taunting officers by telling them “I would like to see you … try to take me to jail” was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail Sunday.

06/10/2013

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Schaumburg Cop Charged With Taking Gun Turned In For Disposal

Police Officer Bryan Woodyard, 38, turned himself in to his own department on charges of official misconduct.

06/06/2013

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Charges Likely Wednesday Against Man Who Attacked Merrillville Cop

Police are trying to nail down details about a man who was shot by an off-duty Merrillville police officer after the two engaged in a physical altercation outside of the Merrillville Planned Parenthood Health Center on Monday afternoon.

05/22/2013

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