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Family Of William Hardy, Victim Of Police Shooting, Claims He Was Shot In The Back

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago police say they shot and killed a man on the Northwest Side after he aimed a gun at them, but family and friends deny the account and say the ...

Video Cameras In Squad Cars Make Chicago Cops Uncomfortable

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the 1960s, Chicago cops initially griped about having to wear radios on their belts. In the last decade, some fretted about having to communicat...

Jon Burge Trial: Police Torture Described By First Witness As Trial Begins

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The perjury trial has begun for Chicago's infamous Jon Burge, the former police commander who is believed to have tortured hundreds of suspects during...

Chicago Police Officers To Patrol Expressways? State Police Layoffs Could Spread CPD (More) Thin

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The state's budget woes could cause the already understaffed Chicago Police Department to be spread even more thin. As Illinois State Police face layo...

Suit: Cops Brutally Beat Men For Being In Their Way At Taco Restaurant

Posted 01.22.2016 | Chicago

Greg Malandrucco and Matthew Clark didn't think much of a shove by a fellow customer at Bucktown's Arturo's Tacos late one February night. Then, ac...

Cops Shoot Man Holding 6-Year-Old Child At Knifepoint

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A man was shot and killed by police as he held a 6-year-old boy at knifepoint in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, officials said. Officers ordered Q...

Burge Trial: Andrew Wilson, Tortured Suspect Who Died In Prison, Will Still Be Heard

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Valentine's Day, 1982, Andrew Wilson was arrested in a west side apartment by Area 2 Violent Crimes Commander Jon Burge and a team of other officer...

15 Shootings In Six Hours Across Chicago Thursday Night

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Fifteen people were shot -- including one man who died -- all over the city Thursday night in just under six hours. Belmont, Grand Central, Calumet a...

Cop's RACIST Tirade Recorded On Cell Phone

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Passengers got an unusual answer when they asked a Chicago police officer why they'd been pulled over Tuesday night. "Because you're f***ing black," ...

Jody Weis, Chicago Police Superintendent, Would Take 'Substantial Cut' In Pay To Keep Job

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis said Tuesday he's open to taking a substantial cut in his $310,000-a-year salary if that's what it takes to convince Ma...

Chicago Police Nab Armed Robber With Help Of OnStar

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A South Side woman activated an emergency-response signal in her car while at a currency exchange with an armed robber who was holding her and her hus...

Cops Seize $8 Million In Marijuana, Plus Cocaine, Weapons And Cash

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago police seized more than 1,200 pounds of cannabis worth an estimated $8 million and 800 grams of cocaine worth about $100,000 in a Back of the ...

Chicago Police Say Crime, Including Murders, Down This Year

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Crime in Chicago dropped 10.3 percent during the first two months of the year, compared with the same period last year, police said. There were eight...

Police Rule Book Gets Overhauled For First Time In 40 Years

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Back in 1924, the Chicago Police Department's rule book could fit in the palm of an officer's hand. Now the rules are compiled in six ring binders --...

City Settles Class-Action Police Torture Lawsuit; Up To 500,000 Could Receive Payouts

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago City Council today approved the $16.5 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit accusing the police department of mistreating suspects....

Cop Took Bribes From Undercover Agent, Said He Could Sway Police Board

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When a Chicago police officer was facing disciplinary action from the Police Board, he turned to Victor Brown, a 36-year-old cop who promised he had s...

Jaesun Ingles Dies After Being Tasered As Chicago Police Seek To Expand Taser Use (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Police Department's announcement that more Tasers will be used by officers on the street comes the morning after a man died after police T...

Tagger Jason Kitchekeg Dies After Jumping Into River To Avoid Cops

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A man rescued Tuesday night from "Bubbly Creek" after jumping into the South Side waters to avoid police has died. Jason Kitchekeg, 26, was pronounce...

Funeral For Sgt. Alan Haymaker Set For Today: Officer Killed In Crash While Responding To Burglary

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The funeral of a Chicago police sergeant killed in a single-car crash early Monday as he drove to the scene of a North Side burglary will be held this...

Chicago Police Officer Dies In Crash On Lake Shore Drive

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As officers mourned the death of a Town Hall District sergeant killed in a crash while responding to a burglary, Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis said t...

'Hairstylist' Was Really Major Cocaine Supplier, Feds Say

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

John Brown vowed he was simply a "hairstylist" turning his life around after prison. But the feds said he was a Gangster Disciples "governor" and m...

Eddie Lumpkin Charged With Reckless Homicide In DUI Crash That Killed 6-Year-Old: Had At Least 40 Prior Traffic Offenses

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: Eddie Lumpkin had cocaine in his system, and also admitted to smoking marijuana, before the collision in which his van killed 6-year-old Jada...

'Johnny Cool' Sought For Robbery

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Johnny Cool is no Johnny B. Good. Police are seeking a man with a long rap sheet named Johnny Cool for allegedly robbing an acquaintance early Thur...

Clarence Ervin Arrested Again: Green Line Panhandler Arrested 180 Times

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A man who has been arrested almost 180 times -- and whose presence on the CTA's Green Line has instilled fear among riders whom he aggressively panhan...

Chicago Police To Finally Face Alcohol Testing After Years Of Incidents

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The terms of a newly ratified five-year contract subject Chicago Police lieutenants and captains to random alcohol testing in general, mandatory drug ...