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Legal team for Chicago cop charged with teen's murder wants a change of venue
Lawyers for a Chicago police officer accused of murdering a Chicago teen in a shooting captured on dashcam video that ignited protests in the city and around the country are arguing their client will not be able to get a fair trial in Chicago. Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke was back in court Thursday
ACLU, community groups get voice in Chicago police reforms
The American Civil Liberties Union and several community organizations say they've reached an agreement to provide input into reforms being proposed for the Chicago Police Department
Chicago gun violence drops, but 'why' is a hard question to answer
Chicago , a city that has consistently ranked among the top in homicides in recent years and become synonymous with guns, has now seen a full year of reductions in gun violence, police said. Despite the high-profile murder of a Chicago police commander in the line of duty last month, February was
Police officers face conspiracy charges in fatal teen shooting
Three former and current Chicago police officers face conspiracy, official misconduct and obstruction of justice charges in relation to the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, 17, by Officer Jason Van Dyke.
3 current or former Chicago officers indicted in connection with shooting death of Laquan McDonald
The officers were indicted for allegedly engaging in a conspiracy to try to prevent or shape the criminal probe into the shooting; the officer who shot the 17-year-old awaits trial for murder.
3 Chicago police officers indicted in shooting death of Laquan McDonald
Three "current or former" Chicago police officers have been indicted on state felony charges related to the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, according to officials. The police officers were indicted for allegedly engaging in a conspiracy in an attempt to prevent or shape the
Chicago Authorities Release Bodycam Video of Police Shootout
Chicago's independent police review authority will investigate the incident involving dozens of officers and an armed suspect.
Jurors Are Reluctant to Convict Police in Cases of Officer-Involved Deaths, Experts Say
A mistrial was declared Monday in the murder trial of a former South Carolina police officer who was accused in the shooting death of an unarmed black man -- the latest in a string of officer-involved deaths that did not result in convictions. The reason for lack of convictions in office-involved
Rapinoe will be painted as selfish, but her kneel was selfless
In kneeling during "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the U.S. women's national team friendly versus Thailand on Thursday, Megan Rapinoe became the first athlete to continue Colin Kaepernick's protest while wearing a national team uniform. Before Thursday's match, Rapinoe said she was undecided