Police Union Wants All Officer Misconduct Records Destroyed After 5 Years; Some Are Furious About IdeaIf the union representing Chicago Police officers gets its way, the Illinois Supreme Court will allow for the destruction of all officer misconduct records older than five years.
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.
City Council Finance Committee To Weigh More Than $1 Million In Settlements For Police Misconduct LawsuitsThe largest settlement on the agenda for Monday’s meeting is a $500,000 payment to Andy Jardinas, who accused a police officer of shoving him to the ground while handcuffed, in a police lockup in 2016, causing a major head injury.
Alderman Objects To Proposed Settlement For Family Of Heriberto Godinez, Who Died In Police CustodyHeriberto Godinez died during an arrest for burglary in 2015, but now it’s the City of Chicago that’s on the hook for $1.2 million.
Two Police Misconduct Settlements Held Up In City Council Finance CommitteeThe settlements include a $1.2 million payment to the family of a man who died in police custody and a $125,000 payment to a witness to the Laquan McDonald shooting.
City Has Paid More Than $524 Million Over Past Decade To Settle Lawsuits Against PoliceFifty-two million dollars – it’s a staggering amount of money, and also the average paid each and every year in the last decade to settle lawsuits against the Chicago Police Department.
City Approves $20M Settlement In Off-Duty Cop's Fatal DUI CrashA City Council committee agreed to pay a total of $20 million to families of two men who were killed by drunken off-duty cop Joseph Frugoli.
City Settles Cop Code Of Silence Case After Failing To Cough Up ReportThe city of Chicago moved to settle a major police misconduct case in which it failed to produce a critical disciplinary report.
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.
New Petition Alleges Corrupt Cop Ronald Watts Framed 15 MenThe 15 defendants cited FBI reports on the investigation into Watts and his crew that date back more than 8 years before Watts’ 2012 arrest.
Feds Want To Keep DOJ Report Out Of Chicago Police Officer’s TrialThe report “would mislead the jury, and would confuse the pertinent issues” in Officer Marco Proano’s trial, prosecutors said.
Community, Legal Groups Call For Big Changes In Chicago Police Union ContractsA coalition of community and legal groups is calling for changes in Chicago Police Union contracts. They say those contracts make it easier for misconduct to exist.
No CPD Officers Cleared By Police Board In 2016All 15 officers who went before the Police Board in 2016 were found guilty of misconduct and were either fired, suspended or quit the force.
City Hit With 2 More Police Misconduct Suits After Sentences TossedArmando Serrano spent 23 years in prison for the 1993 murder of Rodrigo Vargas, a case that was investigated by Det. Reynaldo Guevara.
Chicago Inmate Freed From Jail After 23 YearsAfter fighting for his freedom for more than two decades, Roberto Almodovar walked out of the Cook County Jail Friday afternoon a free man.