Demond Weston Released From Prison, Returns Home After 29 Years As Prosecutors Drop Murder ChargeWeston has long claimed Chicago police detectives tortured him into a false confession in the killing of 19-year-old Joseph Watson in 1990.
Prosecutors Drop Double Murder Charges Against James Gibson In Burge-Related Torture CaseOne month after an appeals court ordered a new trial for 53-year-old James Gibson in the 1989 murders of two men, based on evidence he was tortured into confessing, prosecutors have dropped charges, but insist he was not wrongfully convicted.
Activists Stage Black Friday Protest To Demand Justice For Victims Of Police MisconductActivists staged a Black Friday protest and boycott on the Magnificent Mile to demand justice for Laquan McDonald, Ronald "Ronnieman" Johnson and all victims of police murder.
Chicago Residents File Lawsuit Against The City Demanding Federal Supervision Of CPDSome Chicago residents as well as community groups - including Black Lives Matter - have filed a class-action, civil rights lawsuit against the city and some police officers, alleging a pattern of police brutality and asking for something Mayor Emanuel has backed away from: a consent decree.
Protestors Call For Futher Investigation Into CPD TortureAbout a dozen people braved the cold Friday to bring attention to what they call police brutality of the past.
Officer On Desk Duty Amid Probe Into Video Of Apparent StompingA Chicago police officer has been stripped of his police powers and placed on desk duty, pending an investigation into a video showing him apparently stomping a man's head while a second officer was trying to restrain the man.
Police Brutality Trial Of Cmdr. Glenn Evans Nears EndEvans has been charged with official misconduct and aggravated battery.
Popular Chicago Police Commander To Stand Trial On Brutality AllegationsA Chicago Police commander is expected to stand trial Tuesday over allegations that he jammed a gun down a suspect’s mouth and held a Taser to the man’s groin, at a time when city officials are facing criticism for their handling of the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald.
2 Investigators/BGA: Did Lynwood Police Department Try To Cover Up Alleged Brutality?
Tamir Rice's Mother Brings Fight For Justice To ChicagoThe mother of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy who was killed by police last year was in Chicago on Friday, for a series of meetings, marches, and protests about alleged police misconduct.
Hearing Set For Police Commander Accused Of BrutalityGlenn Evans was arrested after an investigation of a January 2013 incident involving the capture of a suspect. Prosecutors accuse Evans of shoving a gun down the man's throat, putting a Taser to his groin, and threatening to kill if the man did not tell him where his gun was.
Police-Brutality Suit Hinges On Video Showing Cop Striking Man At Block PartyIn the video, police arrive on the scene of a block party at 15th and South Christiana. An officer approaches Jeremiah Smith, yells at him and hits him so hard with his police baton Smith's white hat flies off his head.
Case Continued For Chicago Man In Bloody Arrest In VirginiaIn a show of solidarity, supporters crowded into a courtroom Thursday as a University of Virginia student made his first court appearance after a bloody arrest outside a bar that sparked a police investigation.
Lawsuit: Saw Needed To Open Tight Handcuffs Of Man Already Choked By CopsA federal lawsuit claims a Chicago Police officer choked a man, handcuffed him too tightly and broke the key off, forcing authorities to cut the handcuffs off with an electric saw.
Protesters Demand Meeting With Emanuel On Police BrutalitySeveral dozen activists, including clergy, staged a noisy protest outside the mayor’s office at City Hall on Tuesday, denouncing alleged police brutality, and the group managed to get an invitation for a conversation with a staff member.