Mandatory Use Of Force Training Now Required For Chicago Police YearlyAs part of reforms put in place after the Laquan McDonald police shooting and others, the Chicago Police Department plans to send all of its officers “back to school” for mandatory in-service training.
Chicago Maintains Opposition To Court Oversight Of PoliceThe city of Chicago has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit seeking federal court monitoring of reforms in its police department.
Chicago Police Unveil Final Version Of New Use Of Force PolicyThe Chicago Police Department will implement a new use of force policy, focusing on “the sanctity of life,” Supt. Eddie Johnson announced Wednesday.
Chicago Police Announce New Use Of Force PolicyAmid an ongoing Justice Department probe of its policies and procedures regarding the use of force, the Chicago Police Department has unveiled new limits on how and when officers can use force in the line of duty.
Emanuel Announces Police Changes In Use Of Force, More Tasers For OfficersSaying there's a difference between when a police officer "can use a gun and when they should use a gun," Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday the Police Department would be changing its tactics and training regarding the use of force "to create more time and distance" for police when they respond to a tense situation.
Emanuel, Police Announce Expanded Use Of Tasers, Changes In TrainingMayor Rahm Emanuel and interim Chicago Police Supt. John Escalante announced changes in the Police Department’s policy on the use of force, and a major expansion of the use of Tasers during a press conference Wednesday afternoon.
Police Chiefs Push For Written Reports On Use Of ForceIn the wake of deadly confrontations involving police officers in Missouri, New York, and elsewhere, a group of current and former police chiefs in Illinois has pushed for changes in the way police agencies record interactions with the public.
Park Ridge Police: Officer Was Right To Beat Suspect Who Wouldn't Let Go Of HimA police officer in Park Ridge was acting within law enforcement guidelines when he beat a suspect who grabbed him and wouldn’t let go.