COPA Completes 16-Month Investigation In Anjanette Young Raid, Reports Nearly 100 Misconduct Claims Against OfficersThe Civilian Office of Police Accountability has wrapped up its investigation of the case of Anjanette Young, the social worker who is suing the city after she was handcuffed naked in a botched police raid two years ago.
Another Delay For Bid To Create Database For CPD Misconduct Files As Aldermen Question Cost, Frustrating City's Top WatchdogAsked by Ald. David Moore (17th) what it would cost the city not to establish the proposed police misconduct database, Inspector General Joseph Ferguson said the city’s very reputation is at stake.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Doesn't Support Aldermen's Plan To Create Database For Decades Of CPD Misconduct FilesMayor Lori Lightfoot threw up a potential roadblock in an effort to create a public database of closed Chicago Police Department misconduct files dating as far back as 1994, saying she doesn't support the plan advanced by two key allies on the City Council.
Long-Stalled Plan To Create Database For CPD Misconduct Files Set For Committee Hearing On FridayAfter months of delays, aldermen appear poised to vote on an ordinance that would require the city to create a public database of closed Chicago Police Department misconduct files dating as far back as 1994.
Activists Ramp Up Push For Civilian Oversight Of Chicago Police DepartmentConcerned citizens, aldermen, and other leaders tackled police misconduct during a virtual town hall on Saturday.
COPA Delivers Report To CPD On Its Misconduct Investigation Of Officers Who Worked Under Disgraced Sgt. Ronald WattsAfter wrapping up a more than three-year investigation of Chicago police officers who served under corrupt former Sgt. Ronald Watts, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability on Monday delivered its findings to Police Supt David Brown.
New Executive Order In Effect Giving More Document Access To Victims In Alleged Police Misconduct Cases In ChicagoSunday in Chicago an executive order that could be a game changer for people who say they are victims of police misconduct goes into effect.
Finance Committee Backs $575,000 In Settlements For Two Lawsuits Accusing Police Of MisconductFollowing an unusually lengthy discussion, a key City Council committee on Monday signed off on paying a $175,000 settlement to a West Side family who were victims of police officers raiding the wrong apartment four years ago.
City Going To Court Tuesday To Keep Police Misconduct Records SealedCity lawyers are headed back to court Tuesday morning, to try and keep hundreds of police misconduct records from being released.
Man Fights To Clear Name In Murder Case, Says Chicago Offered Payout To Make Public Records Request Go AwayTuesday city lawyers are heading back to court to try to keep hundreds of police misconduct records from being released.
Lightfoot Signs Executive Order To Create Process For Victims Of Alleged Police Misconduct To Obtain Video, Other Case MaterialsMayor Lori Lightfoot has announced a new process for victims alleging police misconduct to gain access to materials, including video recordings and initial police reports, in Chicago.
Chicago Heights Police Officer Charged With Battery Of Juvenile In HandcuffsA Chicago Heights police officer is facing charges of felony battery of a juvenile who was in handcuffs.
Finance Committee OKs Settlements In 3 More Police Misconduct LawsuitsChicago taxpayers will soon be on the hook for more than $750,000 to settle three more lawsuits accusing Chicago police officers of misconduct.
Alderman Moves To Require City To Establish Public Database Of CPD Misconduct Files Going Back DecadesAld. Scott Waguespack (32nd) introduced the proposal to require the Inspector General’s office to create “a user friendly, publicly accessible and searchable digital repository” of CPD’s closed misconduct complaints.
McHenry Deputy Under Investigation For Apparent Chokehold; Turned In By Other Law Enforcement“He called me a b****. Choked me, dangled me by my neck, dragged me to where he wanted me to be and then threw me on the ground. I really thought I might die by his hands that day,” Andrea Nielsen said.