The U.S. Attorney’s Office confirmed Monday that they are investigating the death of a 17-year-old who was shot by a Chicago police officer 16 times.
Protesters gathered outside the Dirksen Federal Building on Wednesday, saying the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and statistics regarding fatal police-involved shootings in the Chicago area show it’s time for a sweeping federal investigation into police conduct.
For the first time in a while, both parties appear to be on the same page, if you take them at their word, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Zach Fardon, a former assistant federal prosecutor, was sworn in Monday by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Zachary Fardon as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois late Wednesday, filling the vacancy created when Patrick Fitzgerald stepped down, the Sun-Times is reporting.
Zachary Fardon’s nomination now moves to the full Senate after Thursday’s approval. No date has been fixed for the Senate vote.
Congressman Bobby Rush has called U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s idea of mass prosecutions of the 18,000-member Gangster Disciples an “upper-middle-class, elitist white boy solution to a problem he knows nothing about.”
U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk met today with Zachary Fardon, the nominee to be the next U.S. Attorney in Chicago, and told him they’d like to see him focus on street gangs and gun violence.