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OPINION: What Happens to Me When I See a Cop
I was 12 the first time a police officer pulled his gun on me. I was walking home from the store in Detroit with the gallon of milk my mother sent me to buy when an unmarked car pulled beside me. The driver rolled down his window and asked me to stop. My mother warned me about kidnappers and told
Report: Chicago Police Rarely Disciplined for Misconduct
An analysis of data from the agency that investigates Chicago police misconduct shows it rarely recommends punishment and the Chicago Police Board often doesn't follow its recommendation when it does suggest firing officers
The Latest: Chicago Police Rarely Disciplined for Misconduct
An analysis of data from the agency that investigates Chicago police misconduct shows it rarely recommends punishment and that the Chicago Police Board often doesn't follow its recommendation to fire officers
Video Appears to Show Chicago Cop Stomp on Man's Head
A video appearing to show a Chicago police officer stomp on a man's head as another officer has him pinned on the ground has led to an investigation of the incident, according to the Chicago Police Department. In the cellphone footage recorded by witness Terrance Hobson, an officer can be seen
Nearly 75 Percent of People Shot by Chicago Police are Black, Report Says
A task force is recommending that the Chicago Police Department acknowledge its history of racism after a report found that 74 percent of people shot by police between 2008 and 2015 were black. The Police Accountability Task Force released a report Wednesday, detailing "racist or biased policing"
Chicago Cop Charged With Teen’s Murder Hired as Custodian by Police Union
Suspended Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with murder in the 2014 shooting death of Laquan McDonald.
Chicago Police Officer Charged With Murder of Teen Laquan McDonald Hired by Police Union
The Chicago police officer charged with the murder of a high school student has a new job with a Chicago police union, much to the outrage of many in the community. Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged in November with the first-degree murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald , who was shot 16 times,
Chicago Reacts to Release of Video in Police Killing of Black Teen
A federal judge ordered the release of footage showing the 2013 shooting of 17-year-old Cedrick Chatman.
Video in Chicago Police Killing of Black Teen Released
Surveillance video in connection with a Chicago police officer's fatally shooting 17-year-old Cedrick Chatman was released today by attorneys for the teen's family. A federal judge ordered the release of footage showing the 2013 shooting today after the city withdrew its objection to its being made