Inspector General's Report: Former Supt. Eddie Johnson Drove Drunk, Swerved Erratically, And Then Lied About What Happened The Night He Was Found Slumped Over WheelA Chicago Inspector General’s Office report issued Thursday found that former police Supt. Eddie Johnson drove drunk on the night he was found slumped over the wheel of his city-issued vehicle last fall, and drove erratically through the Bridgeport neighborhood as officers followed him home.
Aldermen Take Up Debate On Removing CPD Officers From Chicago Public SchoolsA lengthy debate on the value of police officers in schools came as an ordinance to remove them has been at least temporarily bottled up in committee.
Inspector General's Report Finds 'Complex And Monumental' Problems In Chicago Police Records Management In Court CasesThe city’s top watchdog on Wednesday recommended sweeping changes to the Chicago Police Department’s records management system in criminal and civil cases, after an investigation determined CPD can’t effectively determine what records it even has.
'My Integrity Remains Intact'; Police Supt. Johnson Insists Retirement Has Nothing To Do With Inspector General's ProbeJohnson said the only reason he's calling an end to his 31-year career with the department is the toll the job has taken on him and his family.
City's Inspector General Says CPD Taking 'Baby Steps' Eight Months Into Court-Ordered Reform Plan“I can tell you there is a mindfulness right now about not overwhelming the department, and setting expectations that would doom the department to failure," Inspector General Joseph Ferguson said.
Read The Inspector General Reports On The Fatal Police Shooting Of Laquan McDonald, Including Transcripts Of Officer InterviewsThe city's Law Department on Wednesday released a bevy of documents from Inspector General Joseph Ferguson's investigation of the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald.
LIVE UPDATES: City Releases Inspector General's Reports On Officers Accused Of Covering Up Laquan McDonald ShootingThe reports are expected to shed new light on how the city’s top watchdog says other officers tried to protect Officer Jason Van Dyke, who has since been convicted of second-degree murder for fatally shooting McDonald on Oct. 20, 2014.
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.