How Often Do Chicago Police Officers Fail To Activate Their Body Cameras? It’s Hard To KnowA compliance evaluation by the City of Chicago Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found police watch operations lieutenants failed to complete required reviews of body camera footage, and the department does not have a standardized process to do so.
An Inside Look At Chicago's Watchdog, Inspector General Joseph Ferguson's OfficeChicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, and his staff of more than 100 employees are tasked with being the city’s independent watchdog.
Report: Police Not Reporting People Who Shouldn't Own GunsFerguson recommended Chicago police officials train officers on the reporting requirements and make the forms accessible for officers.
Inspector General Says Aldermen's Menu Program Shortchanges CityIG Joseph Ferguson said the Chicago Department of Transportation should have an overall plan to address the city’s infrastructure needs
Report Shows How Many Chicago Police Officers Patrol Each DistrictChicagoans can now get information on how well their neighborhoods are protected by police.
CPD Seeks To Discipline — But Not Fire — 4 Cops In Mcdonald CaseChicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson is moving to discipline four more officers for alleged misconduct in connection with the 2014 Laquan McDonald shooting — but he’s not seeking to fire any of them, a police spokesman said Friday.
FOP Accuses CPD Of Violating Rights Of Officers Facing Firing Over Laquan McDonald ScandalFraternal Order of Police President Dean Angelo on Monday accused the Chicago Police Department of violating the due process of seven officers who stand to lose their jobs for allegedly covering up the police shooting of Laquan McDonald.
Top Cop Moves To Fire Officers For Lying About Laquan McDonald ShootingPolice Supt. Eddie Johnson has moved to fire seven police officers for lying about the circumstances of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald in 2014, in order to justify Officer Jason Van Dyke’s use of deadly force.
Cop Who Approved Laquan McDonald Report RetiresA top Chicago Police deputy who signed off on the investigation that cleared Officer Jason Van Dyke of any wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald has retired.
Aldermen Seek To Force Vote On City Council WatchdogA group of Chicago aldermen has announced plans to force a showdown over who will act as the official watchdog over the City Council.
City Watchdog Finds Shortcomings In Taxi InspectionsChicago’s inspector general has raised questions about inspections of taxi cabs by the city that regulates the taxi industry, and a top administration official has blamed faulty equipment for some of the problems.