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.
CPD Discipline Process Under Microscope As Chicago Cops Face Misconduct ComplaintsThe Chicago Police Department’s discipline process is under the microscope. So is the review process of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, and so is the police union’s defense of the sometimes defenseless.
Arbitrator Allows CPD To Investigate Anonymous Complaints Against Police SupervisorsAccording to the mayor's office, prohibiting anonymous complaints against officers has discouraged people from reporting misconduct, out of fear of retaliation.
Illinois Supreme Court Rules CPD Misconduct Records Cannot Be DestroyedThe court found that destroying the documents would violate that state's public records law.
Police Reform Advocates, FOP Await Illinois Supreme Court Ruling About Whether Officer Misconduct Records May Be DestroyedOn Thursday, the Illinois Supreme Court will hand down a ruling that could either help push police reform or put it in reverse.
Chicago City Officials Address Protest Plans For The Weekend"I want to make sure we focus on that we support the righteous outrage that people feel and their ability to safely exercise their sacred First Amendment rights."
Aldermen Poised To Vote On Proposed $10M Settlement For Tarance Etheredge, Shot In The Back By Police During 2012 ChaseTarance Etheredge was left a paraplegic after a police officer shot him in the back during a chase in South Shore in 2012.
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.