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Chicago Police Miss the Message about the Cost of Wrongful Convictions

Locke Bowman | Posted 06.12.2011 | Chicago
Locke Bowman

Mayor-elect Emanuel has made a point of vowing to make Chicago a cost efficient city. The role of the Chicago Police Department in wrongful convictions is costing the city tens of millions of dollars.

Four Chicago Police Expected To Plead Guilty In Major Scandal

Posted 06.08.2011 | Chicago

For years, the Special Operations Section was an elite unit considered the pride of the Chicago Police Department. It was a group of officers with a h...

Philly's Top Cop Won't Take Chicago Job: Pay's Too Low

Posted 06.06.2011 | Chicago

Charles Ramsey seemed like an ideal candidate to take over for Interim Chicago Police Superintendent Terry Hillard when Rahm Emanuel takes the reins o...

Jury: Cops Beat, Planted Drugs On Innocent Man

Chicago Breaking News | Associated Press | Posted 06.05.2011 | Chicago

A federal jury has awarded a Chicago man $100,000 after deciding a lawsuit in his favor that alleged he was beaten by Chicago police who planted drugs...

Two Chicago Cops Accused Of Sexual Assault

Posted 05.31.2011 | Chicago

A 22-year-old Rogers Park woman is accusing two on-duty Chicago police officers of sexually assaulting her, prompting an investigation by the Chicago ...

Source: Rahm Emanuel Met Privately With Philadelphia Police Chief

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.29.2011 | Chicago

The two discussed Ramsey moving to Chicago, his hometown, to take over the police superintendant position vacated when Jody Weis declined to stay on w...

Suburban Man Found Badly Beaten, Sexually Assaulted In Loop

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.27.2011 | Chicago

A northwest suburban man was found walking downtown early Saturday after being beaten and sexually abused with a tree branch, according to police. ...

Chicago Police Reassigned As City Prepares For Uptick In Violence

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.27.2011 | Chicago

Interim Police Chief Terry Hillard Friday announced a plan to move a number of police officer off specialized beats designed by his predecessor Jody W...

Officers Stripped Of Police Powers As Video Investigated

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two Chicago police officers have been relieved of their police powers and assigned to administrative duties pending an investigation into a video obta...

WATCH: Did Chicago Cops Drop Teen Off In Rival Gang Territory?

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

We spoke Tuesday afternoon with our colleagues Samuel Vega and Robert Wildeboer about a video obtained by WBEZ that appears to show Chicago police off...

Rahm: City Workers Should Live In City Limits

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Before the mayoral elections, a big issue in both debates and on the campaign trail was Chicago's residency requirement for city employees. For 92 ...

Chicago First City With Citizens Sending Photos, Videos To 911

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago has become the first U.S. city to allow residents calling 911 to send photos and videos of the incidents from their cell phones, officials say...

Man Shot After Allegedly Pointing Fake Gun At Cops

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago man was shot by Chicago police Saturday after he allegedly pointed a fake gun at officers during a foot pursuit. About 3 p.m. Saturday, ...

Burge Heads To Jail This Week

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge is expected to report to prison this week and when he does, he'll be serving his time at a prison complex that h...

Will Mayor Emanuel Commit to Reforming the Chicago Police?

Locke Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Locke Bowman

Poor Jody Weis. Rates of murder and violent crime have fallen like a stone in the three years since he was appointed. He's been innovative, unorthodox, and he seems to have gotten results. Yet he has barely a friend in town.

City's Head Still in the Sand on Burge Torture Scandal

Locke Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Locke Bowman

The taxpayers of Chicago shouldn't have to pay lawyers' fees so that Burge can avoid another criminal prosecution.

Report: Cop Shot, Suspect Killed In River North

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Updated Story The normally tranquil River North neighborhood was rattled by gunfire Wednesday afternoon, where two police officers were injured and a...

Complaints Against Officers Down On Jody Weis' Watch

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis came into office in 2008 with a mandate to crack down on officer misconduct following a string of scandals. When May...

Important Legal Victory for Chicago LGBT Rights Activists and Secularists

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

Our Feb. 13 protest in front of Holy Name Cathedral is a direct response to Cardinal George's recent high-profile lobbying against the soon to be implemented Illinois civil unions law.

Officer Michael Flisk Laid To Rest: 'We Were Lucky To Have Him'

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Loved ones and colleagues of fallen police officer Michael Flisk paid their final respects Wednesday afternoon at St. Rita of Cascia Church on the cit...

Ex-Cop Convicted Of Lying About Torture Will Keep Pension

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago police commander convicted of concealing torture of suspects under his watch will continue receiving over $3,000 a month in pension payout...

Chicago Police Officer Shot and Killed on South Side, Homeowner Also Slain

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago police officer was killed this afternoon in the South Chicago neighborhood along with another victim. The police evidence technician was ...

Gun Pointed At State Representative In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois State Representative Edward Acevedo had a gun pointed at him Friday night on Chicago's Lower West Side, but the gunman took off when he reali...

Daley To Keep Jody Weis On Through The End Of His Term

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The six remaining candidates for Chicago mayor have their occasional differences of policy, but more often than not, the race seems to be an echo cham...

Possibility Of Shifting More Police Officers To High Crime Areas Sparks Debate

Chicago News Cooperative | MICK DUMKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As city elections approach, Superintendent Jody Weis's proposal to shift more police officers to crime-ridden areas has reignited an intense debate am...