Amid Fallout Over Anjanette Young Incident, Attorney Says It's 'Beyond Disappointing' That City Hasn't Responded To CPD Consent Decree Enforcement ActionThe city’s Law Department has not responded to a 14-page enforcement action sent to the city more than four months ago by a group of lawyers instrumental in the Chicago Police Department consent decree - demanding an end to the pattern that we had documented of “abusive” search warrant tactics.
City Settles With Family In Wrong Police Raid Where Child's Birthday Cake Was Dropped On FloorYou may remember the stunning images – a child’s birthday cake got tossed on the floor during a Chicago Police raid. The problem is that it was the wrong home. .And now, taxpayers are on the hook for it all.
Chicago Police Announce Path Forward In Fulfilling Consent Decree, But Do Not Address Complaints About Missed DeadlinesThe Chicago Police Department on Monday announced a path forward to fulfill a federal consent decree that took effect last year.
Illinois Supreme Court Rules CPD Misconduct Records Cannot Be DestroyedThe court found that destroying the documents would violate that state's public records law.
Police Reform Advocates, FOP Await Illinois Supreme Court Ruling About Whether Officer Misconduct Records May Be DestroyedOn Thursday, the Illinois Supreme Court will hand down a ruling that could either help push police reform or put it in reverse.
Attorney And Professor Craig Futterman Says CPD Is Dragging Feet On Consent Decree, Talks About What Defunding Police Might AccomplishJoining CBS 2’s Jim Williams and Brad Edwards Monday was Craig Futterman, a civil rights attorney and professor of law at the University of Chicago specializing in police accountability.
Police Union Wants All Officer Misconduct Records Destroyed After 5 Years; Some Are Furious About IdeaIf the union representing Chicago Police officers gets its way, the Illinois Supreme Court will allow for the destruction of all officer misconduct records older than five years.
IPRA Critic Praises Agency's Boss, But Says It Must GoA prominent Chicago law professor on Wednesday urged aldermen to get it right this time when they replace the agency that investigates police conduct, and make sure it can truly do its job.
Alderman Seeks To Create New Police Watchdog AgencyA South Side alderman and others said overhauling the city’s existing police oversight agency won’t work, so they want to replace the Independent Police Review Authority with a completely different panel to investigate alleged police misconduct.
Opinion: Decades Of Complaints Against Chicago Cops Are On The Verge Of Being DestroyedThe city and the police union are duking it out in court over decades of police complaint data...
Law Professors Ask Judge Not To Toss Jury's 'Code Of Silence' VerdictTwo law professors who have brought police misconduct cases against the city have asked a federal judge to reject Mayor Rahm Emanuel's effort to set aside a jury's judgment that a "code of silence" exists in the Chicago Police Department.