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.
Foxx Drops Case Against Pair In Alleged Frame-Up By CPD’s GuevaraReynaldo Guevara’s lawyer has said the veteran detective, now 73, is the victim of a gang conspiracy to undermine his work.
Attorneys Point To Matching Frame-Up Claims Against CPD’s GuevaraThe city has paid out nearly $20 million to settle lawsuits from men who claimed they were railroaded by Det. Reynaldo Guevara in the 1990s.
CPD Detective Sues City For Alleged Whistleblower Act ViolationA detective with the Chicago Police Department is suing the city of Chicago for allegedly violating the Illinois Whistleblower act by retaliating against her for reporting the possible misconduct of two officers.
State’s Attorney To Exam Ronald Watts Cases For Police MisconductCook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has agreed to look into hundreds of convictions involving disgraced former Chicago Police Sgt. Ronald Watts and officers under his command.
Suit: CPD Officer Faced Retaliation For Reporting MisconductA Chicago Police officer claims he faced retaliation in the department after reporting other officers’ misconduct.
Plan To Revamp Chicago Police Misconduct Probes Gets ReviewMembers of the Chicago City Council on Tuesday considered Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to create and fund a new agency to investigate officer-involved shootings and police misconduct allegations, a proposal that does not include key elements some say would increase transparency and promote public trust of a department that has long been plagued by a reputation for misconduct and brutality.
IPRA Critic Praises Agency's Boss, But Says It Must GoA prominent Chicago law professor on Wednesday urged aldermen to get it right this time when they replace the agency that investigates police conduct, and make sure it can truly do its job.