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Chicago Officer Convicted of Murdering Laquan McDonald Could Get 60 Years in Prison, Appeal Expected

October 10, 2018
Van Dyke’s attorney has vowed to appeal the conviction to a higher court, a process that would begin after sentencing. Daniel Herbert has said in interviews that one of the reasons he filed so many pretrial motions was to preserve issues for an appeal if Van Dyke were convicted.

Attorney General to Oppose Chicago Police Reforms

October 10, 2018
"Chicago’s agreement with the ACLU in late 2015 dramatically undercut proactive policing in the city … with homicides increasing more than 57 percent the very next year," Sessions said in the statement.

3 People Arrested for Allegedly Attacking Chicago Police Officers

October 9, 2018
Three people have been charged with attacking a trio of Chicago police officers and locking them inside a South Side Englewood neighborhood home Monday afternoon, according to FOX News Chicago.

Chicago Officer Convicted of Murder in 2014 Shooting of Laquan McDonald

October 5, 2018
Van Dyke, 40, was charged with first-degree murder, official misconduct and aggravated battery in the Oct. 20, 2014, shooting of McDonald, who was shot 16 times. Jurors were told Thursday they have the option of convicting Van Dyke of second-degree murder, which is probationable.

Chicago Police Looking Into Officer Mental Health After String of Deaths by Suicide

October 4, 2018
Following the deaths by suicide of three Chicago police officers, the department is looking at ways to more successfully address mental and emotional health of its officers.

18 Men Convicted of Drug Crimes Tied to Reportedly Corrupt Chicago Officer Cleared

September 26, 2018
A judge has cleared 18 more men of drug convictions that resulted from investigations by a reportedly corrupt sergeant with the Chicago Police Department.

Video: Retired NFL Player Does Ridealong on Chicago's South Side

September 20, 2018
Former Chicago Bears star running back Matt Forte recently did a ridealong with Chicago police on the streets of South Side Chicago's Auburn Gresham neighborhood. The department posted a seven minute video to Facebook, chronicling Forte's experience during the day-shift ridealong.

Retired NFL Player Does Ridealong on Chicago's South Side

September 20, 2018
Former Chicago Bears star running back Matt Forte says he has a whole new respect for police officers, after riding along with Chicago police on the streets of South Side Chicago's Auburn Gresham neighborhood. The department posted a seven minute video chronicling Forte's experience during the day-shift ridealong. More Here.

Chicago Mayor, Illinois AG Agree on Plan to Overhaul Police Department

September 13, 2018
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan have finalized a proposed court order intended to bring sweeping change to the Chicago Police Department.

Chicago Officer Dies by Suicide Inside Her Personally Owned Vehicle

September 12, 2018
A police officer with the Chicago Police Department died by suicide in her personally owned vehicle on Wednesday. The officer has not yet been identified.

Chicago Officers to Document Every Time They Point a Gun at Someone

September 6, 2018
Chicago police officers would be required to document every instance in which they point a gun at someone under an agreement reached Wednesday between Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, two sources familiar with the deal confirmed.

Chicago Police Sergeant Dies by Suicide While On Duty

September 4, 2018
A sergeant with the Chicago Police Department reportedly died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Son Who Donated Kidney to Police Chief Dad Sworn in as Police Officer

August 30, 2018
The son of Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson—Daniel Johnson—has been sworn in as a police officer a year after he donated a kidney to his dad.

A Plague of Deadly Hesitation, De-Motivation, and De-Policing in America

August 17, 2018
Police in a variety of places have talked about trepidation to act when action is the only reasonable response. They have spoken about fearing the aftermath of a deadly force encounter more than they do the incident itself. However, we need to be redoubling our efforts to re-establish proactive policing and aggressive crime fighting.

Activists Want Chicago Officers to Call Supervisors Before Arresting Resisting Suspects

August 15, 2018
For a number of offenses, a supervisor would need to approve the arrest “unless not practicable under the circumstances.” Those crimes range from gambling and prostitution offenses to obstructing, resisting or assaulting a police officer.

Video: Chicago Officer More Afraid of Media Scrutiny than Dying on Duty

August 14, 2018
Citing the "Ferguson effect," a 20-year veteran officer with the Chicago (IL) Police Department — speaking anonymously and with a concealed face and voice — told a local television news station that he is "more concerned about what the media is going to think about me, what they're going to put on the news, or how I'm going to be portrayed as this evil person" than of being killed in the line of duty.

Chicago Officer More Afraid of Media Scrutiny than Dying on Duty

August 14, 2018
Citing the "Ferguson effect," a 20-year veteran officer with the Chicago (IL) Police Department — speaking anonymously and with a concealed face and voice — told a local television news station that he is "more concerned about what the media is going to think about me, what they're going to put on the news, or how I'm going to be portrayed as this evil person" than of being killed in the line of duty. More Here.

No One in Custody Over Chicago's Weekend Shootings, 12 Murders

August 8, 2018
"I think it is disheartening that we are at Tuesday after the weekend we had without anyone being charged," Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx told the Tribune in a phone interview. "The feeling that people can do this with impunity makes the work that much more difficult."

The Real Reasons for Chicago's Deadly Crime Wave

August 8, 2018
A question for the mayor: If it really is unacceptable, why do you continue to accept it?

Chicago Plans to Send Hundreds of Officers into Areas Plagued by Shootings

August 8, 2018
The "strategic deployments" will add 430 officers to five South Side and West Side police districts: Calumet, Gresham, Ogden, Harrison and Austin.
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