Shifting Gears Again, Mayor Calls For 'Third-Party' Probe Of Law DepartmentTwo days after saying it would be unnecessary for the U.S. Justice Department to add the city’s Law Department to its probe of the Police Department’s use of force, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said his administration would order a “third-party” review of the agency.
Justice Department Lets Chicago Residents Know How To Air Beefs About CopsThe U.S. Department of Justice wants Chicago to know exactly how to submit complaints about the Chicago Police Department in the wake of the release of the Laquan McDonald shooting video and has distributed those details to community leaders.
Justice Department Meets With Emanuel Amid Probe Of CPDMayor Rahm Emanuel was meeting with officials from the Justice Department on Thursday, as federal authorities continue a civil rights probe of the Chicago Police Department’s use of force.
Justice Department Meets With Chicago Police Officials To Begin Civil Rights Probe Of DepartmentJustice Department officials were meeting with the top brass of the Chicago Police Department, the first step in what’s likely to be a prolonged investigation of the CPD’s policies and procedures regarding the use of force.
Help From Fardon’s Office Could Be Key In Federal Probe Of CPDU.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon's office is expected to assist the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division as it embarks on an investigation that could outlast the Obama administration.
Black Lawmakers Want Federal Probe Of CPD To Include State's Attorney, IPRAAfrican-American state lawmakers have asked the Justice Department to expand its civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department to include the Independent Police Review Authority and Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.
Justice Department To Investigate Chicago Police DepartmentU.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced a Justice Department civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department, in the wake of the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
A Day Later, Emanuel Supports Justice Department Probe Of CPDA day after calling Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s call for a Justice Department investigation of the Chicago Police Department’s use of force “misguided,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel reversed course, saying he is open to a federal probe of systemic issues at CPD.
Retired Black Cops Want Federal Probe Of CPD PracticesA group of retired black Chicago police officers has joined the call for a federal civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department’s practices, saying the Laquan McDonald case illustrates a problem with racism on the police force.
Emanuel Not Resigning, Says Call For Civil Rights Investigation Of CPD Is "Misguided"Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday said he has no plans to resign amid pressure stemming from the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, and said he thinks it would be “misguided” to open a federal civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department, with federal prosecutors already looking into the shooting.
"Little Rock Nine" Receive Lincoln Leadership PrizeCivil rights pioneers were in downstate Illinois on Tuesday, after being honored in Chicago Monday night for their work since they ended racial segregation at an all-white school in Arkansas decades ago.
Michigan Governor Says He Would Veto Religious Objections BillMichigan Gov. Rick Snyder warned Thursday that he would veto religious objections legislation unless lawmakers also send him a bill extending anti-discrimination protections to gays.
Chicago Mourns Civil Rights Leader Rev. Willie BarrowAt 4 feet 11, she was lovingly she was called "the little warrior” and her stories remain larger than life and continue to make an impact today.
Civil Rights Leader Rev. Willie Barrow DiesBarrow was one of the founders of the Chicago chapter of Operation Breadbasket, which became Operation PUSH. Barrow had been hospitalized for more than a week with a blood clot in her lung.
Chicago Civil Rights Icon HospitalizedWillie T. Barrow, 90, helped found Operation PUSH and has made a mark in Chicago.