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Chicago Officer Competes For 'Top Shot' Honors
July 16, 2010
Chicago Police Officer Tara Poremba is one of the 16 contestants on the History Channel's "Top Shot" shooting competition. Poremba was the first female in agency history to become "Top Gun" of her graduating class and was awarded "Top Gun" of the FBI Firearms Instructor School.
Chicago Cadets Honor Fallen Officer
July 14, 2010
A group of 89 Chicago police cadets stood and saluted fallen Officer Thor Soderberg—one of their instructors—during their Wednesday graduation ceremony.
Family of Slain Chicago Officer Decides Against Honors Memorial
July 11, 2010
His wife, Jennifer Loudon, has released a statement urging people who say they want to memorialize her husband to do so by doing something for others, like her husband.
Suspect Faces Murder One In Chicago Officer's Killing
July 9, 2010
The officer was standing near his vehicle, when Brewer jumped him, grabbed his service weapon and fatally shot the officer.
Chicago Officer Disarmed, Then Shot With Own Gun
July 7, 2010
The fatally shot officer was working a detail dedicated to addressing youth violence when he was jumped outside a facility used by targeted response and gang enforcement units.
Chicago Officer Fatally Shot Leaving Police Building
July 7, 2010
While leaving a police building at about 3:45 p.m., the officer was shot in the head, while trying to stop a robbery attempt. The incident happened at 61st and Racine outside of the facility used by the department's targeted response and gang enforcement units.
Former Chicago Commander Burge Convicted of Perjury
June 29, 2010
One juror said it was the testimony of Michael McDermott, a former detective who was granted immunity to testify against Burge, that sealed the conviction for him.
Chicago Officer Shoots Husband During 'Domestic Incident'
June 8, 2010
A female Chicago officer shot her husband in the arm, after he pulled out a gun and fired at a male acquaintance during a domestic incident.
Chicago Police Torture Trial Opens
May 27, 2010
The federal trial of a former Chicago police supervisor began with an initial day of testimony that included allegations that he played Russian roulette with a suspect and used plastic bags and an electrical device to force a murder confession.
Suspect In Chicago Officer's Shooting Has No Problem 'Pullin da Trigger'
May 23, 2010
One of the two men who have been charged in the killing of off-duty Chicago officer Thomas Wortham bragged on his Facebook page about his hobbies of "basketball, dice and robbin," and wrote under his personal description: "I hav no promlem wit pullin da trigger!!!!!"
Slain Chicago Officer Worked to Reduce Violence In South Side Neighborhood
May 21, 2010
Wortham, 30, was visiting his father, Tom Wortham III, late Wednesday to share photos from his trip to D.C. during National Police Week.
Off-Duty Chicago Officer Back From Iraq Killed During Motorcycle Theft
May 20, 2010
Thomas Wortham IV had returned from his second tour in Iraq. Wortham's father, a retired officer, attempted to help his son and shot two of the the attackers.
Chicago PD Confiscate Heroin, Military Sniper Rifle During Arrest
May 19, 2010
Officers arrested Fermin Domingo, 37, during the raid in the Edison Park neighborhood at a house that was three blocks from a preschool.
Chicago Lawmakers Want National Guard to Reduce Gun Crime
April 26, 2010
Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis answers that the National Guard isn't part of the solution. So far this year, 113 people have been killed across the Chicago area, the same number as U.S. troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Chicago's Top Cop On the Hot Seat?
April 18, 2010
Chicago police Superintendent Jody Weis is facing an uncertain summer as recent crime spikes and questions about his leadership have cost him the support of many rank-and-file officers.
Chicago PD May Eliminate Entrance Exam
January 8, 2010
Critics think the concept of eliminating the written entrance exam is a mistake, and without the test the city would basically be giving badges and guns to people who have met only basic physical and mental requirements.
Chicago Officer Who Pummelled Female Bartender Fired
December 16, 2009
The Chicago Police Board has fired Anthony Abbate, whose videotaped beat-down of a female bartender while he was off duty landed on YouTube and embarrassed Chicago police.
Chicago Officer Pummells Female Bartender
December 16, 2009
Chicago police officer Anthony Abbate attacks bartender Karolina Obrycka while off duty. Obrycka had attempted to cut him off.
Chicago's Top Cop Declares End to Lawsuit Settlements
September 1, 2009
"I have asked the Department of Law to litigate those cases which would have been settled [as] a matter of financial concern," Supt. Jody Weis told the judge in a July 23 letter obtained by the Sun-Times.
Four Gang Members Charged with Attempted Murder of Chicago Officer
September 1, 2009
Four men were charged Sunday with allegedly trying to kill an off-duty Chicago police officer in a Southwest Side shooting that one police source said erupted when they mistook the gang-enforcement officer for a gang rival.
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