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Chicago Gang Cop Describes 'Tribal Warfare' On Streets

July 12, 2012
A Chicago gang enforcement officer described the city's spike in gang violence as "tribal warfare" that has gone unchecked because of the lack of gang leaders.

Chicago PD Adds 43 Recruits

July 3, 2012
The recruits must complete about 1,000 hours of training at the academy, even though Illinois only requires 400 hours of training for sworn officers. The police academy's training program emphasizes procedural justice law, traffic law, tactical communication, emergency driving, firearms handling, and scenario-based training.

$40M In Cartel Marijuana Seized In Chicago

June 28, 2012
A joint narcotics task force on Tuesday seized approximately eight tons (or 16,000 pounds) of marijuana, recording the largest cannabis seizure in at least 20 years in Chicago.

Why Chicago is So Violent

June 28, 2012
Chicago's homicide rate is out of control. This is not about "old school" gangsters coming out of prison and trying to re-establish themselves. It's about the youngsters having no respect for anyone.

Chicago Hires Peace Group to Stem Gang Killings

June 26, 2012
The city will give the group a one-year grant for $1 million to hire 40 "interrupters" who will mediate conflicts in the Ogden and Grand Crossing districts, where gun violence has spiked.

Using a Reverse Auction To Buy Patrol Vehicles

June 22, 2012
The Chicago Police Department opted for a rarely used online "reverse auction" to acquire its new patrol vehicles for a good price. The department used the eBay-style auction earlier this year to award contracts to two Chicago-area car dealers to supply the Ford Police Interceptor sedan and P.I. Utility.

What the Spartan Death Race Meant for Police Training

June 21, 2012
Chicago Police Officer Joshua Purkiss put himself to the ultimate test. He announced he would participate in the Spartan Death Race—arguably the greatest test of a person's body, mind, and spirit. The nearly three-day race on a 50-mile obstacle course in the dense Vermont woods last week was completed by less than 20% of its participants.

Video: Chicago's Top Cop Explains Rising Murder Rate

June 19, 2012
The rash of shootings and spike in murders in Chicago this year can be attributed to the city's 59 gangs and more than 600 gang sets, Police Superintendant Garry McCarthy told CBS News.

Chicago's Top Cop Explains Rising Murder Rate

June 19, 2012

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said the city's spike in homicides and shootings can be linked to the more than 59 gangs in the city. Chicago has seen a 35% increase in murders so far in 2012. Read the full story here.

Shot Chicago Cop Faces Uncertain Return to Duty

May 29, 2012
A tactical Chicago Police officer who was shot in the chest hopes to return to duty once his left hand fully recovers. Officer Del Pearson, a decorated 8-year veteran, can wiggle his fingers and open his hand wide, but he cannot make a fist.

Chicago Police Bust Drug Ring, Arrest Cartel Members

May 24, 2012
The Chicago Police Department today arrested 12 South Side drug-trafficking suspects, including members of the Gangster Disciples street gang and two Mexican drug cartel operators.

Video: Chicago Cops Clash With Anarchists Near NATO Summit

May 21, 2012
At least 45 people were arrested Sunday during a violent clash between Chicago Police and black bloc anarchists who were among the protestors of the NATO Summit.

Chicago PD Clashes With NATO Protesters

May 21, 2012

Chicago Police arrested at least 45 protesters of the NATO Summit after they hurled bottles at police and refused to dispurse from McCormick Place. Read the full story here.

Chicago PD's LRAD for NATO Summit

May 16, 2012

The Chicago Police Department will deploy an LRAD 1000Xi long-range acoustic device to relay dispersal commands to protesters. Sound can be heard in a 30-degree cone up to a kilometer away.

Chicago PD Receives Equipment Grant From Spirit of Blue Foundation

May 11, 2012
The Chicago Police Department will equip its 7th District (Englewood) personnel with Bushmaster rifles purchased with grant funds from the Spirit of Blue Foundation.

Chicago Academy Class Includes Daughter of Fallen Officer

April 12, 2012
The Chicago Police Department welcomed a class of academy graduates for the first time in a year, as 50 recruits joined the force on Wednesday. Among the recruits was Jada Bailey, the daughter of fallen Officer Michael Bailey.

Chicago Homicides Rise 60%, Mayor Calls for Gang Law

April 12, 2012
Chicago homicides spiked 60% in the first three months of 2012. As a result, Mayor Rahm Emanuel called on the state's General Assembly to pass a bill that would allow federal-style racketeering prosecutions of violent gang activity.

Wounded Chicago Tactical Officer Returns Home

March 29, 2012
Chicago police Officer Del Pearson returned home a week after he was shot in the chest and nearly bled to death after a gunfight on the city's Southeast Side.

Chicago Police Take Down Two West-Side Gangs

March 27, 2012
Chicago Police officers have arrested 45 gang members on the city's West Side in a joint city-federal operation, recovering $1.6 million in narcotics and eight firearms. The operation targeted the most violent members of the Traveling Vice Lords and Four Corner Hustlers.

Chicago Cop Killer Gets Life

March 27, 2012
Cook County Judge Nicholas Ford on Tuesday sentenced Lamar Cooper to life in prison for gunning down Chicago Police officer Nathaniel Taylor Jr. on Sept. 28, 2008.
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