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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: Illinois Police Test New Device that Ensnares Resistive Subject

August 14, 2018
Police officers in Illinois are testing a new restraint weapon designed to fire an 8-foot Kevlar tether — at a range of up to 25 feet — that then ensnares resistive subjects in a high-tech lasso. When the device is activated, a 9mm blank propels the rope from the cartridge. The new handheld device — known as the BolaWrap — costs $800 and each tether cartridge costs $30.

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.

Illinois Police Test New Device that Ensnares Resistive Subject

August 14, 2018
Police officers in Illinois are testing a new restraint weapon designed to fire an 8-foot Kevlar tether — at a range of up to 25 feet — that then ensnares resistive subjects in a high-tech lasso. More Here.

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.

Shooting Up Chicago

August 7, 2018
A court granted the ACLU of Illinois and Black Lives Matter Chicago permission to intervene in the consent decree negotiations.

New Illinois Lottery Game to Fund Police Memorials, Support Families

July 31, 2018
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed a bill on Monday to create a new Illinois Lottery scratch-off game with the proceeds "funding police memorials, support for the families of officers killed or severely injured in the line of duty, and protective vest replacements for officers.

Illinois Teens Connect With Law Enforcement in Education Program

July 31, 2018
During the course of the summer program, Junior Deputies develop skills in team leadership, interact one-on-one with law enforcement officers, and are exposed to a rewarding career in the military or law enforcement.

Chicago Investigator Says Bosses Ordered Him to Lie about OIS Probes

July 24, 2018
Kelvin Lett—a former police misconduct investigator for the Chicago Police Department—claimed in a lawsuit filed Sunday that he was fired "after he refused to give false testimony to make a shooting by an officer seem like it was not justified."

Village Employees Donate Sick Time to Officer Battling Rare Cancer

July 23, 2018
With only eight months with the agency, Officer Chris Kudla had not amassed enough sick days to accommodate all of his chemotherapy sessions. His fellow officers began donating their sick days to Kudla, and soon after word got out, other village employees did the same.

Passersby Aid Wounded Chicago Officer After Traffic Collision

July 23, 2018
A police officer suffered a head injury when the patrol car he was driving collided with another vehicle at an intersection early Saturday morning.

FOP: "Activist, One-Sided" Media Unfairly Reporting on Chicago OIS

July 17, 2018
Chicago FOP President Kevin Graham said in a blog post that “activist, one-sided” news media is “ramping up every angle they could muster to paint” the police shooting of Harith Augustus as “unjustified.”

Video: Chicago Police Release Body-Camera Footage of Fatal OIS that Sparked Protests

July 16, 2018
The footage appears to show Harith Augustus move his hand toward his waistband, where there appears to be a gun and magazine are tucked into his pants.

Chicago Police Release Body-Camera Footage of Fatal OIS that Sparked Protests

July 16, 2018
Body-camera footage appears to show Harith Augustus move his hand toward his waistband, where what appears to show a gun and magazine are tucked into his pants. More here. 

Illinois Officer Pulls Suspects from Vehicle After Fiery Pursuit Crash

July 13, 2018
Three of four people in the vehicle were arrested and charged with weapons violations after they led a chase with Danville police.

Illinois Officer Cleared in Fatal Shooting During Incident That Ended in His Death

July 13, 2018
Cox fired twice at close range, killing Patterson, Bruscato said. An autopsy showed Patterson was shot in the chest and back and also suffered injuries in the subsequent crash. Cox died of injuries suffered in the crash.

Fallen Chicago Officer Found Unconscious in Car Identified

July 11, 2018
A female Chicago Police officer who died Tuesday morning after being found unconscious in her patrol vehicle has been identified as 47-year-old Vinita Williams.
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