Aldermen Reject Settlement With Witness To Laquan McDonald Shooting Who Said Officers Pressured Her To Change Story; 3 Other Misconduct Settlements ApprovedAlma Benitez says detectives accused her of lying about what she saw, and tried to convince her to change her account of the shooting of Laquan McDonald.
Finance Committee To Consider Nearly $3.5 Million In Settlements Tied To Police Misconduct LawsuitsProposed settlements in four more lawsuits accusing police officers of misconduct will put taxpayers on the hook for nearly $3.5 million, including two wrongful death lawsuits on tap before the City Council Finance Committee next week.
Witness To Laquan McDonald's Fatal Shooting Settles LawsuitA woman who witnessed the fatal 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer has settled her lawsuit against the city.
Former Police Officer Jason Van Dyke Transferred To Custody In MarylandFormer Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke, convicted in the death of Laquan McDonald, has been moved to a correctional center in Maryland, after he was transferred from a federal prison in New York.
Former CPD Officer Jason Van Dyke No Longer In Federal CustodyFormer Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke is no longer in federal custody, nor is he in Illinois state custody.
Scandals, Controversies Have Marked Ends Of Terms For Last 4 Chicago Police SuperintendentsAll four Chicago Police superintendents who have served over the past 16 years have seen their tenures end in either scandal or controversy.
Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg Returning Donations From Former Chicago Corporation Counsel Who Sought To Block Release Of Laquan McDonald VideoSteve Patton, who led Chicago's law department under former Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is listed as a sponsor of the Friday event, according to an invitation obtained by The Associated Press.
'My Record Speaks For Itself': CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson Addresses IG Report On Laquan McDonald CaseJohnson said he wanted to clear up some "misconceptions" in the new report released by the Office of the Inspector General.
16 Reports Released On The Shooting Death Of Laquan McDonaldThe OIG said their actions prevented CPD from collecting potentially important, objective evidence of the McDonald shooting. Leading to heightened public outrage.
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.