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.
'My Record Speaks For Itself': CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson Addresses IG Report On Laquan McDonald CaseJohnson said he wanted to clear up some "misconceptions" in the new report released by the Office of the Inspector General.
Read The Inspector General Reports On The Fatal Police Shooting Of Laquan McDonald, Including Transcripts Of Officer InterviewsThe city's Law Department on Wednesday released a bevy of documents from Inspector General Joseph Ferguson's investigation of the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald.
LIVE UPDATES: City Releases Inspector General's Reports On Officers Accused Of Covering Up Laquan McDonald ShootingThe reports are expected to shed new light on how the city’s top watchdog says other officers tried to protect Officer Jason Van Dyke, who has since been convicted of second-degree murder for fatally shooting McDonald on Oct. 20, 2014.
How Often Do Chicago Police Officers Fail To Activate Their Body Cameras? It’s Hard To KnowA compliance evaluation by the City of Chicago Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found police watch operations lieutenants failed to complete required reviews of body camera footage, and the department does not have a standardized process to do so.
An Inside Look At Chicago's Watchdog, Inspector General Joseph Ferguson's OfficeChicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, and his staff of more than 100 employees are tasked with being the city’s independent watchdog.
Inspector General Urges Overhaul Of Flawed CPD Gang Database; 'There Is A Lot Of Misinformation'Chicago’s inspector general has released a withering review of the Chicago Police Department’s so-called gang database, urging a dramatic revamp, claiming it is filled with inaccuracies, and doesn’t provide a proper appeals process.
Report: Police Not Reporting People Who Shouldn't Own GunsFerguson recommended Chicago police officials train officers on the reporting requirements and make the forms accessible for officers.
Inspector General Finds Contractors, Subcontractors Underpaying WorkersChicago’s Inspector General says some city contractors and subcontractors are underpaying their workers, and that violates the law.
Aldermen Expands City's Sexual Harassment RulesThe City Council approved a plan to extend rules prohibiting sexual harassment to aldermen and other elected city officials.
Inspector General Says Aldermen's Menu Program Shortchanges CityIG Joseph Ferguson said the Chicago Department of Transportation should have an overall plan to address the city’s infrastructure needs
Report Shows How Many Chicago Police Officers Patrol Each DistrictChicagoans can now get information on how well their neighborhoods are protected by police.