As Weather Warms Up, Mayor And Police Remind Chicagoans To Avoid Large GroupsMayor Lori Lightfoot said police are prepared to continue enforcing her order shutting down the lakefront, the Chicago Riverwalk, and the 606 trail to prevent a repeat of large crowds risking the spread of COVID-19.
Chicago Police Board To Announce Nominees For New CPD Superintendent On WednesdayNearly five months after launching a nationwide search for a permanent successor to former Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, the Chicago Police Board is set to meet on Wednesday to announce the three nominees it is recommending to Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Lightfoot Closes Lakefront, 606 Trail; Says Repeat Violators Of Stay At Home Order Will Be ArrestedChicago's interim police superintendent Charlie Beck said the CPD issued 56 warnings on Wednesday and there was at least one arrest for the failure to obey the health order."
Beck, Lightfoot On Stay At Home Order: Citations To Be Issued, Parks Could Be Shut Down"At worst, we will take you into custody."
Supt. Charlie Beck Suggests Repeat Criminals Be Banned From CTA; Could That Work In Chicago?Cities like Houston and Atlanta use bans and suspensions for public transit riders who repeatedly commit crimes. Now Chicago’s interim Superintendent Charlie Beck thinks Chicago should follow their lead.
CPD Adding 50 Officers To CTA Unit, Creating Transit Detective Team, Building New Nerve Center To Monitor Cameras“Violence on our [mass transit] system is just not going to be tolerated,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Friday morning.
Chicago Police SWAT Officers To Patrol CTA Train Lines As CPD Beefs Up Public Transit Safety PlanInterim Chicago Police Supt. Charlie Beck said CPD, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and the CTA will announce a new security plan for the mass transit system next week.
Changes Coming To CPD As Overhaul Starts Next MonthEleven hundred officers moving back under district command. Interim Superintendent Charlie Beck said the added resources come with added accountability for commanders.
Chicago Police To Shake Up Command Structure, Giving Districts More Control Over Detectives And Gang UnitsBeck’s overhaul is designed to give district commanders more direct authority for responding to violent crime.
CPD Interim Supt. Charlie Beck Strips Cmdr. Ed Wodnicki Of His Police Powers, Following Probe Of High-Speed Chase With Indiana State PoliceInterim Chicago Police Supt. Charlie Beck stripped former Cmdr. Ed Wodnicki of his police powers Tuesday, in connection with a high-speed chase in Indiana last year.
Interim Supt. Charlie Beck Suggests 'Restructuring' Police DepartmentBig changes are coming to the Chicago Police Department, according to interim Supt. Charlie Beck.