Chicago Police To Beef Up Patrols For New Year's Eve CelebrationsAn additional 1,300 officers will be deployed across the city on New Year’s Eve, to help handle any trouble if it pops up.
Demond Weston Released From Prison, Returns Home After 29 Years As Prosecutors Drop Murder ChargeWeston has long claimed Chicago police detectives tortured him into a false confession in the killing of 19-year-old Joseph Watson in 1990.
Chicago Police Outline Boundaries Of New Detective Divisions Opening Next Year“Many of our officers have been quietly lobbying for these two additional areas, and I’m happy to see CPD taking this step,” Police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller said.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Denies Stalling In Talks On New Police Contract; 'We Will Get To Them'"We do want to get things moved along as expeditiously as we can, and we are starting the process of engaging them," she said.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says CPD Won't Ticket Pot Smokers For Lighting Up In Their Own Yards"An individual using cannabis in their own backyard or balcony poses no direct threat to public safety, and no resident should be arrested or ticketed solely for such a scenario," the mayor said.
Mayor Lightfoot Denies Jumping The Gun In Firing Police Supt. Johnson; Says FOP 'Dead Wrong' That She's Angling For Outsider To Run CPDThe mayor also denied the police union's claim that she fired Johnson in order to make the case for hiring a department outsider as the next superintendent.
Another Chicago Police Officer Stripped Of Powers After Cop Slammed Bernard Kersh To Pavement On ThanksgivingPolice have said an officer performed an "emergency takedown" on Bernard Kersh after he spit in an officer's eye.
About 20 Top-Ranking CPD Officers Plan To Retire In Wake Of Former Supt. Eddie Johnson's FiringSources told CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot about 20 high-ranking officers are planning to retire. Most of those officers were appointed to their current positions by Johnson, whom Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired on Monday.
Chicago Police Blame Facebook For Illegal Gun, Drug SalesOfficials said the guns sell quickly and it’s difficult to know where they wind up.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Fires CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson For Lying About Incident When He Fell Asleep At The Wheel Of His Car“It has become clear that Mr. Johnson engaged in a series of actions that are intolerable for any leader in a position of trust,” she said Monday morning at City Hall.
Murders Reached Six-Year Low Last Month In Chicago; Violent Crime Down 11% From November 2018Chicago police said there were 32 murders citywide in November, the lowest total for the month since 2013.