New Watchdog Report Says CPD Has Made 'Minimal Progress' Replacing 'Deeply Flawed' Gang DatabaseTwo years after the city's inspector general recommended comprehensive changes to the CPD gang database, a follow-up report found the department is still relying on flawed information and has made little progress in creating a new and improved system.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Stands By CPD Supt. David Brown In Wake Of Scathing Report On Police Handling Of Summer Protests, LootingLightfoot said CPD has learned from what happened last summer, and said she has "a thousand percent confidence" in Brown's leadership of the department.
Chicago Inspector General Recommending 'Urgent' Changes To CPD Search Warrant Policy To Address Wrong RaidsThe “urgent recommendations” from the city’s Office of Inspector General come as part of its review of CPD search warrant policies, launched as result of CBS 2’s years-long investigation into wrong raids.
Chicago Inspector General Investigating Mayor Lightfoot’s Office, City Officials For ‘Possible Misconduct’ In Anjanette Young RaidThe OIG’s investigation comes a month after CBS 2 first aired the disturbing body camera video showing officers entering Young’s home and handcuffing her while she was naked.
After Firing Weapons, Some CPD Officers Allowed To Return To Duty Without Completing Required Training, Watchdog FindsThe city’s top watchdog has found that some Chicago police officers who fired their weapons were allowed to return to work without completing required training intended to help them process trauma.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Bringing In Retired Judge To Investigate Anjanette Young CaseMayor Lori Lightfoot has asked former federal judge Ann Claire Williams to launch an outside investigation of the wrong raid of Anjanette Young's home, when officers handcuffed her while she was naked, and the city's handling of the fallout.
Watchdog Report Finds COPA Improperly Closed Police Misconduct InvestigationsChicago's inspector general said Thursday that most police misconduct investigations were closed for lacking sworn testimony even when other suitable evidence, like 911 audio, was available.
Chicago Not Enforcing Recycling Requirements For Businesses, Or Large Apartment And Condo Buildings, Watchdog Report FindsChicago has struggled for years to increase a miserable recycling rate, but a new report shows to make matters worse, city officials aren’t doing enough to enforce existing rules for large apartment and condo buildings or businesses.
Watchdog's Report Details Disciplinary Action Against 8 Officers Tied To Night Former CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson Was Found Asleep At The WheelWhile stopping short of accusing any officers of actively covering up for former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson after he was found asleep at the wheel of his vehicle one year ago, the city’s inspector general found several officers failed to follow department policy in their handling of the incident.
OIG: In Cutting Weeds On City-Owned Property, Department Of Streets And Sanitation Is Not Living Up To Its Own GoalsAn audit released Thursday by the Chicago Office of Inspector General found that the city’s Department of Streets and Sanitation is failing to meet its own goals for cutting weeds in a timely fashion.
Inspector General's Report: Former Supt. Eddie Johnson Drove Drunk, Swerved Erratically, And Then Lied About What Happened The Night He Was Found Slumped Over WheelA Chicago Inspector General’s Office report issued Thursday found that former police Supt. Eddie Johnson drove drunk on the night he was found slumped over the wheel of his city-issued vehicle last fall, and drove erratically through the Bridgeport neighborhood as officers followed him home.
Aldermen Take Up Debate On Removing CPD Officers From Chicago Public SchoolsA lengthy debate on the value of police officers in schools came as an ordinance to remove them has been at least temporarily bottled up in committee.
Inspector General's Report Finds 'Complex And Monumental' Problems In Chicago Police Records Management In Court CasesThe city’s top watchdog on Wednesday recommended sweeping changes to the Chicago Police Department’s records management system in criminal and civil cases, after an investigation determined CPD can’t effectively determine what records it even has.
'My Integrity Remains Intact'; Police Supt. Johnson Insists Retirement Has Nothing To Do With Inspector General's ProbeJohnson said the only reason he's calling an end to his 31-year career with the department is the toll the job has taken on him and his family.
City's Inspector General Says CPD Taking 'Baby Steps' Eight Months Into Court-Ordered Reform Plan“I can tell you there is a mindfulness right now about not overwhelming the department, and setting expectations that would doom the department to failure," Inspector General Joseph Ferguson said.