Why FOIA Matters To You: Chicago Routinely Withholds Records And Videos That Should Be Public, But Courts Can Force Their HandThe goal of the Freedom of Information Act is to ensure transparency by giving the public access to documents, videos, and other information created and maintained by government.
City, Civil Rights Groups Seeking Settlement In Lawsuit Over Chicago Police Department's Gang DatabaseThe database is a collection of more than 120,000 people who police maintain have gang affiliations or associations. However, critics have said it is full of inaccurate and outdated information.
Past Interim Superintendent's Advice To New Interim Charlie Beck: 'Listen'John Escalante took the interim role as top cop in 2016, following the release of the video showing Laquan McDonald's shooting death.
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson Confirms He's Retiring At The End Of The Year; 'It’s Time For Someone Else To Pin These Four Stars To Their Shoulders'Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson will be stepping down, amid an inspector general's investigation into the incident in which he was found slumped over in his Chevy Tahoe after he'd been drinking at a dinner with friends last month.
'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.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Won't Speculate On Possible Replacements For Police Supt. Eddie Johnson; Sources Say Retirement Announcement Expected SoonAmid reports Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson will soon announce plans to retire, Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday declined to speculate on who she might seek to succeed him as the city’s top cop.
A Race, An Engagement And A Life Saved"He got down on one knee and I thought he was hurt."
Aldermen Urge CPD To Reconsider Budget Cuts To Community Policing, Even Though No Layoffs Are IncludedA handful of aldermen suggested the department instead should be considering an increase in the community policing budget, given its focus on improving its relationship with the community.
Police Supt. Eddie Johnson Says He's 'Toying With' Retirement, But Won't Confirm He Will Step Down SoonCalling himself “a Chicago guy through and through,” Johnson said he’s been proud to serve as a police officer on the same streets where he grew up.
CPD Budget To Swell To Over $1.7 Billion In 2020 Budget
CPD: October Crime Stats Show Historic Lows In Murders, ShootingsChicago police released the October 2019 crime summary, which revealed a drop in crime throughout the city.
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.
Report Recommends Sweeping Changes To CPD Homicide Investigations To Boost 'Dismal' Murder Clearance RateThe Chicago Police Department's clearance rate in homicide cases has risen from 29% to 47% over the last three years, but still lags far behind other major cities.
Chicago Police Car Strikes Pedestrian Near Red Line Stop In Fuller ParkPolice said the victim was crossing 47th Street against the light at the Red Line stop, and an unmarked squad car struck him in the crosswalk.
Judge Allows City To Proceed With Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett For Costs Of InvestigationThe city is seeking to recoup $130,000 in police overtime costs from an investigation into Smollett's claim he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.