Traffic Stop

Three Chicago police officers and a Glenview police officer were charged with lying under oath about a traffic stop that led to a drug bust, after dashboard camera video contradicted their accounts of the arrest of  23-year-old Joseph Sperling in June 2013. (Source: Loevy & Loevy)

Four Cops Charged With Lying Under Oath In Drug Case

Four police officers – three from Chicago, and one from Glenview – have been charged with felony perjury, for allegedly lying under oath in a drug case last year.

06/08/2015

Andre West (Credit: Chicago Police)

ID Theft Operation Found At Near West Side Home After Traffic Stop

A Near West Side man stopped in traffic Tuesday faces a myriad of charges after police executed a search warrant at his home that night and found weapons, heroin and various credit card counterfeiting devices and altered credit cards.

01/29/2015

Virgil M. Houston (Evanston Police Department)

Man Arrested After Gun Found During Evanston Traffic Stop: Police

Virgil M. Houston, 21, was charged with one felony count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, according to a statement from Evanston police.

01/26/2015

Police officers found 386 pounds of marijuana in an SUV after a traffic stop in North Austin on Saturday. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Police Find 386 Pounds Of Pot During Traffic Stop

Grand Central District officers tried to pull the vehicle over when the driver committed a traffic violation as he pulled out of an alley Saturday evening. The driver drove off but stopped and ran from the SUV. Officers found him hiding under a porch. About 386 pounds of cannabis was found in the SUV.

01/26/2015

Jamal Jones was subdued with a stun gun, dragged out of the passenger's seat of his girlfriend's car, and arrested after he repeatedly refused Hammond police officers' requests to exit the vehicle during a September traffic stop. (Credit: Kurtz Law Offices)

NAACP Wants Hammond Officers Fired Or Retrained Over Stun Gun Incident

Members of the NAACP were urging officials in Hammond to stop what the civil rights group calls aggressive treatment by police officers, concerned the northwest Indiana town might become the next Ferguson, Missouri.

10/10/2014

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Hammond Family Sues Police For Excessive Force During Traffic Stop

A northwest Indiana family has sued Hammond police, claiming officers used excessive force when they broke a car window and used a stun gun on Jamal Jones during a traffic stop last month.

10/07/2014

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Man Claims To Have Bomb During Traffic Stop In Ashburn

Police said it started as a traffic stop in the 7700 block of South Kedzie Avenue around 9:15 a.m. The man tried to drive off, and crashed his car at a gas station. After crashing the car, he claimed to have a bomb in his car, and warned police not to approach.

08/27/2014

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Police: One Dead, Two Hurt In Crash After Traffic Stop

About 9:20 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle in the 600 block of West 80th Street for having a busted out rear window, police said. When the officers exited their car, the driver took off and the vehicle crashed into a light pole.

08/15/2014

Steven L. Hamman (Evanston Police)

Evanston Police Find Gun, Body Armor, Mask During Traffic Stop

Steven L. Hamann, 26, faces five felony counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, according to Evanston police.

07/18/2014

A driver was arrested in west suburban Addison after crashing into another car while fleeing police. (Credit: CBS)

Driver In Custody After Crashing During Police Chase

A driver was arrested overnight, after twice fleeing from police officers who attempted a traffic stop, and crashing into another vehicle in west suburban Addison.

07/02/2014

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Driver Arrested After Showing Convict’s ID To Cop

A routine traffic stop last week in Antioch proved that even an inmate in the Illinois Department of Corrections has to worry about identity theft.

06/25/2014

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Man Convicted During Burge Era—Then Released—Back Behind Bars

A convicted felon who said he was forced to confess to a pair of murders because he was tortured by former Area 2 Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge’s underlings was back behind bars Tuesday for allegedly failing to register as a violent offender.

05/28/2014

Kyle Lipnicky and Hannah Cavinder (Police booking photos)

Toddler Found In Car With Used Syringes; Parents Face Charges

Police stopped a driver for failing to use her turn signal, then allegedly discovered more than a dozen uncapped drug needles in the vehicle, a driver who was high, and a 1-year-old boy in the back seat.

05/15/2014

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Suit: Chicago, Glenview Cops Lied Under Oath About Traffic Stop

According to the suit, Glenview police are required to record every traffic stop using audio and visual recording devices from their squad car. However, in June 2013 – the day Joseph Sperling was stopped – a Glenview officer disabled his vehicle’s recording devices at the request of a Chicago officer.

04/17/2014

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Former Robbins Cop Sues Village For Discrimination

A former Robbins police detective is suing village officials over alleged racial discrimination in hiring practices and for retribution when he sought drug charges against a relative of Mayor Tyrone Ward.

04/02/2014

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Officer Injured During Traffic Stop In West Town

While conducting the traffic stop, the officer became involved in a physical altercation with a male about 3 a.m. in the 900 block of North Willard Court.

12/05/2013

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Police Officer, 2 Others Hurt In Alcohol-Related Crash In Englewood

Two police officers from 6th District were standing on the street conducting a traffic stop when a dark-colored SUV struck the passenger door of the officers’ squad car.

11/27/2013

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4 Hurt In Crash After Driver Tried To Flee Police

Two men, one woman and a 15-year-old boy were taken to separate hospitals with non life-threatening injuries following the midnight crash.

10/17/2013

Emmanuel Wiggins (Credit: Chicago Police)

Police: Father Hid PCP In Toddler’s Pants During Traffic Stop

A West Side father allegedly tried to hide 26 packets of PCP-laced drugs in his 2-year-old daughter’s pants during a routine traffic stop near his North Lawndale home.

08/13/2013

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Officer Punched During Traffic Stop, Dragged By Car

A Chicago police officer was recovering at home Tuesday morning, after she was punched, grabbed, then dragged down the street during a traffic stop in the Gresham neighborhood.

05/13/2013

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