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.
New Chicago Police Station Opens At O'Hare International AirportThe new facility includes a new roll call room, locker rooms with showers, a modern gym, interview rooms, and dedicated space for the airport’s bomb squad, SWAT teams, and K-9 units.
Interim Supt. Charlie Beck Suggests 'Restructuring' Police DepartmentBig changes are coming to the Chicago Police Department, according to interim Supt. Charlie Beck.
Aldermen Reject Settlement With Witness To Laquan McDonald Shooting Who Said Officers Pressured Her To Change Story; 3 Other Misconduct Settlements ApprovedAlma Benitez says detectives accused her of lying about what she saw, and tried to convince her to change her account of the shooting of Laquan McDonald.
Police Aim To Stop Reckless Motorcycle Groups Before They Start Dangerous Stunt Rides; 'They Want You To Chase Them'“These individuals, the worst bad actors, they’re not stopping. In fact, they want you to chase them,” Chicago Police Cmdr. Sean Loughran said.
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.