Protests Against Police Brutality, For Racial Justice Held Around Chicago; Near West Protest Turns CombativeA day of protests in Chicago on Saturday led to police officers being injured and demonstrators arrested.
Demonstrators Want Apology From City After Being Denied Opportunity To March On Dan RyanDemonstrators who had planned to march on the Dan Ryan Expressway on Saturday to protest police brutality said they were robbed of a chance to have their voices heard.
LIVE UPDATES: Demonstrators Clash With Police Downtown, 24 People ArrestedDespite earlier plans to shut down the Dan Ryan, protesters Saturday afternoon seemed to be avoiding the expressway.
Protesters Take To Local Streets After Plans To March On Dan Ryan Expressway Do Not Work OutProtesters against police brutality had hoped to walk on the Dan Ryan Expressway starting at noon on Saturday, but they did not get on, and instead took to local streets.
Members Of 2 Churches March Down Cottage Grove Avenue Against Police Brutality, In Support Of Officers Doing GoodTwo South Side churches came together with one message of unity Sunday, as Chicagoans grapple with issues of police brutality and race.
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.
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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.