Durbin: Chicago Should Remain Sanctuary For Undocumented ImmigrantsDurbin criticized the Justice Department’s threat to cut off funding to cities that want to remain sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants.
Sessions Memo Puts CPD Reform Agreement With Feds In DoubtA memo from Attorney General Jeff Sessions has called into question whether the Justice Department will monitor reforms to the Chicago Police Department.
Sessions Vows To Block Sanctuary Cities From Getting Justice GrantsU.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said the Trump administration would block so-called “sanctuary cities” like Chicago from receiving Justice Department grants, and seek to “claw back” existing funds, if they do not begin helping the federal government enforce immigration laws.
CPD Supt. Johnson To Meet A.G. Sessions To Discuss Chicago CrimePolice Supt. Eddie Johnson was in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions about gun violence in Chicago.
U.S. Case Against Russian-Backed Hackers A Wake-Up Call To Consumers: ExpertIt was a nefarious partnership: two spies with Russia's Federal Security Service joining two criminal hackers, who broke into the half-billion Yahoo accounts.
Fardon Resigns As Top Fed In Chicago; Joel Levin Acting U.S. AttorneyU.S. Attorney Zach Fardon has resigned as the head federal prosecutor in Chicago, and his top deputy, Joel Levin, will take his place until the Trump administration picks a replacement.
Police Board Chief Urges Emanuel To Create CPD Reform "SWAT Team"Police Board President Lori Lightfoot said Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Eddie Johnson must take ownership of reforms in the wake of the U.S. Justice Department’s scathing report on the Chicago Police Department.
Top Cop Meets Chicago Teens To Discuss Justice Dept. Report On CPDSupt. Eddie Johnson reiterated that he wants the training afforded Chicago police cadets and officers to be the best anywhere.
City Panel Begins Effort To Rebuild Community Policing StrategyThe Chicago Police Departments new Community Policing Advisory Panel held its first meeting Tuesday morning, in an effort to help come up with a strategic plan to make Chicago safer.
Feds Say Sworn-Affidavit Rule Undercuts CPD Misconduct ProbesCitizens have to give a sworn affidavit when they file complaints against Chicago Police officers — a requirement that creates a “tremendous disincentive to come forward with legitimate claims,” according to the Department of Justice.
DOJ Report The Latest Laquan McDonald Fallout For Mayor EmanuelThe release of the DOJ report is the latest chapter in a firestorm around CPD that once seemed to threaten Rahm Emanuel's political career.
Durbin Questions Trump Administration's Commitment To CPD ReformsU.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said he’s not sure if President-elect Donald Trump will help provide needed funding for any of the changes needed at the Chicago Police Department.
DOJ Finds Systemic Abuses By CPD, Blames "Severely Deficient" TrainingA scathing report by the U.S. Justice Department report released on Friday took the Chicago Police Department to task for systemic violations of civil rights, finding officers regularly have used excessive force and discriminated against minorities.
Emanuel To Implement Police Reforms, With Or Without Consent DecreeMayor Rahm Emanuel said he’s determined to implement police reforms outlined by the U.S. Justice Department whether or not President-elect Donald Trump and Attorney General-designee Jeff Sessions pursue a consent decree mandating changes.
Feds Ending CPD Probe; City May Sign ‘Agreement In Principle’Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration is bracing for the Justice Department to release – before President Barack Obama leaves office Jan. 20 — findings from its probe of the Chicago Police Department triggered by the police shooting of Laquan McDonald.