Finance Committee Backs $20.5 Million Settlement For Two Men Who Say They Were Framed By Former CPD Detective Reynaldo GuevaraJose Montanez and Armando Serrano spent 23 years in prison for the murder of Rodrigo Vargas, but were later cleared when an informant who implicated them said his testimony was coerced by former Det. Reynaldo Guevara.
City Set To Pay $20.5 Million To Settle Lawsuit For Two Men Who Say They Were Framed By Former CPD Detective Reynaldo GuevaraJose Montanez and Armando Serrano spent 23 years in prison for a murder they did not commit.
Former Niles Police Commander Files Whistleblower Lawsuit And Refuses To Stay Silent, Claiming Retaliation After He Alleged Police MisconductA former Niles police commander said he blew this whistle on police misconduct and it ended up costing him his career, but the Niles police chief claims the commander caused his own demise.
City Council Finance Committee To Vote On $1.9 Million In Settlements In Lawsuits Accusing Police Of MisconductThe city’s Law Department is seeking a $300,000 settlement with a woman who sued the city and former Officer William Whitley, who is now serving a 25-year prison sentence for paying underage girls for sex.
Compromise Plan On Police Misconduct Database Stalled, As Sponsor Vows To Work With City's Top Watchdog To Find 'Middle Ground'"Frankly I’m just going to have to go back and grind it out again," Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) said of efforts to reach an agreement with the city's inspector general.
Deal Reached To Create Database Of Chicago Police Officer Misconduct; Watchdog Calls Compromise 'A Significantly Smaller Step' Than Original PlanAfter court battles and calls for transparency, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and city aldermen have reached a deal to create a new public database of Chicago police officer misconduct files.
COPA Completes 18-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.