City Defends Quiet Contract Extension For ShotSpotter Gunfire Detection System As Residents ComplainChicago Police took heat Monday for a controversial contract extension for the gunfire detection system known as ShotSpotter – an issue we have been uncovering at CBS 2 for months.
Some Improvement Seen After CPD 'Flooded' Violent Beats With Officers As Summer Safety Strategy, Overall Crime Figures Remain Grim In Affected CommunitiesChicago's violent streak is sparking outrage in the city’s neighborhoods and drawing attention around the country. But what about the efforts city leaders said out at the start of summer to "flood the zone" of violent neighborhoods with police presence and using parts of government in new ways to curb crime?
Chicago Police Announce New Investigations Team That Will Go After Gun TraffickersChicago Police Supt. David Brown had a strong message Monday – “We are coming for you.” The message was directed at gun traffickers and straw purchasers who are bringing illegal guns to the city.
'Dixie Pipeline' Is Sending A Lot Of Guns To Chicago From Mississippi; What Is Behind It?On Tuesday, CBS 2’s Chris Tye took a close look at where the guns being trafficked from before they end up at Chicago crime scenes.
Police Supt. David Brown Meets With President Biden At White House Amid Spike In Chicago Violence; New Plan Will Focus On Gun TraffickingChicago Police Supt. David Brown was headed back to Chicago late Monday after meeting with President Joe Biden in Washington to talk about the city's crime problem.
Police Supt. David Brown Blames Prosecutors, Judicial System In Part For Gun Violence, State's Attorney Kim Foxx Fires BackFollowing a July 4th holiday weekend in which 100 people were shot and 18 of them were killed, police Supt. David Brown and Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx have gotten into a very public fight.
After 100 People Were Shot In Chicago Over Holiday Weekend, Including 11 Children, Police Supt. David Brown Focuses On Illegal GunsAt least 100 people were shot in Chicago this past July 4th weekend, while we were supposed to be celebrating America’s independence.
Police Supt. David Brown Outlines Plan To Keep Chicago Safe For July 4th Weekend; One Resident Hopes It Can Help 'Stop All This Violence'Hours before shootings wounded a 7-year-old girl on East 79th Street, a man sitting on a Green Line train who was not the intended target in Washington Park, and lastly a 1-month-old baby girl in Englewood, Chicago Police Supt. David Brown issued a letter offering a little help to officers on what could be a violent July 4th Holiday weekend.
Chicago Police Tout Drop In Violent Crime Compared With Last Year, But Experts Say Figures Can Be MisleadingCoincidentally just minutes after a 9-year-old girl was shot and critically wounded at 79th Street and Maryland Avenue Thursday afternoon, Chicago Police Supt. David Brown stepped up to the mic for a news conference to talk about the city’s drop in violence.
25 Chicago Aldermen Say Crime Is At Crisis Level In Chicago, Are Ready To Demand That Police Supt. David Brown Appear Before City CouncilOut-of-control violence and a looming hot holiday weekend have almost two dozen aldermen demanding answers from Chicago Police Supt. David Brown.
After Violent Weekend With 2 Mass Shootings Within About 2 Hours, Concern Grows About Violence During Upcoming July 4th HolidayAt least 77 people were shot and five of them were killed in another violent weekend in Chicago.
Police Shooting That Killed Anthony Alvarez Again Centers Around Foot Chase; New Policy Could Be Coming In DaysOnce again, a foot chase is at the center of a deadly police shooting.
Adam Toledo Police Shooting Video: Little Village Activists Want Mayor Lightfoot, Police Supt. Brown To ResignThere were calls Thursday night for Mayor Lori Lightfoot to resign, following the release of the video of the police shooting that killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo.
Calls Mount To Release Body Cam Video After Chicago Police Shot And Killed 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo This WeekThere were growing cries Thursday night to release the video of a 13-year-old boy being shot and killed by Chicago Police this week.
Police Announce New Tools In Fight Against Carjackings; Supt. David Brown Says Carjackers Aren't Facing ConsequencesChicago Police announced Wednesday that they made dozen arrests in a joint operation with other law enforcement agencies to combat carjackings this past weekend, and have also launched a new website with information about that category of crime.