Despite the high number of shootings over the Fourth of July weekend, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy applauded the officers for working 12-hour tours and the department for taking the "extraordinary step" of employing 30% more officers on the streets than usual. More Here.
A judge found a Chicago police officer not guilty on charges he shot and killed Rekia Boyd, a 22-year-old unarmed woman. The officer was off-duty when he opened fire during a confrontation with a group of people three years ago. More Here.
Law enforcement agencies are making strides in providing domestic violence victims with assistance and aiding in prosecutions by changing the ways they handle these cases, initially and throughout the criminal justice process.
Three Chicago police officers were seriously hurt when their marked squad car was hit by another car in the Gresham neighborhood, according to police and witnesses. A passenger in the other car was also injured in the crash, which occurred about 8:20 p.m. Wednesday. More Here.
Authorities allege Gates shot the 49-year-old officer in the face, neck and forearms and her daughter in the thigh. He then took the 2-year-old son he had with the officer’s daughter, but that child was later recovered unharmed, police said. The officer is in critical but stable condition. More Here.
A police standoff that began in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago with the attempted arrest of an Indianapolis shooting spree suspect ended six hours later with one man dead, the suspect in custody, and a high-ranking officer recovering from a head wound, officials said. More Here.