Former Top Cop Escalante Testifies At Federal Civil TrialRefugio Ruiz-Cortez has taken to trial his 2011 lawsuit against ex-Chicago cop Glenn Lewellen, who is serving an 18-year prison sentence for a lengthy drug conspiracy.
Top Deputy Escalante Leaving CPD To Be NEIU Police ChiefFive months after he was passed over for the top job at the Chicago Police Department, First Deputy Supt. John Escalante is leaving to take the job as police chief at Northeastern Illinois University.
Gang Factions Declare Truce In Response To Innocents Caught In CrossfireAt least six different factions are taking part in the truce. The boundaries are from State to Stoney and 55th to 67th. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Amid Bloody Holiday Weekend, Police Promise More PatrolsBarely halfway into the Memorial Day weekend, nearly as many people have been shot across Chicago as the entire holiday weekend last year, with police promising to step up patrols even further.
Latino Aldermen Demand Escalante Be Considered For CPD SuperintendentMembers of the Chicago City Council Latino Caucus on Friday demanded interim Police Supt. John Escalante get the job permanently, or at least be included on a new list of finalists for the position.
Police Board Announces 3 Finalists For CPD SuperintendentThe Chicago Police Board has revealed two outsiders and one top deputy at the Chicago Police Department as the three finalists for the next police superintendent.
Spike In Violent Crime In Chicago ContinuesAmid the deadliest start to the year in nearly two decades, Interim Chicago Police Supt. John was assuring Chicagoans that extra patrols have been putting in extra hours to help fight crime.
Chicago Police To Simplify Street Stop Form After ComplaintsInterim Police Supt. John Escalante says he made the decision after watching the number of street stops plummet.
Supt. Escalante First Responder At Little Village Armed RobberyChicago Police Interim Supt. John Escalante was the first police officer to respond to an armed robbery Thursday evening at a beauty supply store in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
Escalante "Pretty Confident" Gage Park Family Massacre Will Be SolvedInterim Police Supt. John Escalante said he’s “pretty confident” the slaying of three generations of a Gage Park family will be solved, but it will take some time.
Chicago Police Department Moves To Discipline Three Officers For Handling Of Koschman InvestigationThree Chicago Police officers are being disciplined for how they handled the investigation of then-Mayor Daley's nephew.
Escalante, Top CPD Brass Reassuring Officers 'They Have Our Support'Amid scrutiny and criticisms surrounding the Laquan McDonald case and others, Interim Chicago Police Supt. John Escalante wants officers to know he and other top brass have their backs if they do the right thing.
Supt. Escalante: Some Cops Intentionally Disabling DashcamsChicago police officers in some cases are sabotaging dash cams, but the city’s interim police superintendent says a crackdown has been effective.
Mayor Emanuel's Text Messages From After Fatal Police Shooting Released For the first time since he's been mayor, Rahm Emanuel is releasing text messages in response to our Freedom of Information request.
Escalante: Cops Putting Gangs "On Notice" Amid Spike In ShootingsActing Chicago Police Supt. John Escalante said the department has employed multiple strategies to quell a significant spike in violent crime at the start of the New Year – including the shootings of 16 people over an 11-hour period on Monday, including five homicides.