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Amtrak Police Officer Charged with Murder in Chicago OIS

February 17, 2017
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office said the officer who shot Chad Robertson, 31-year-old LaRoyce Tankson, turned himself in late Thursday, and has been charged with first-degree murder. A judge set his bail at $250,000 Friday afternoon.

Illinois Proposes State Police Hiring in Effort to Curb Violence

February 16, 2017
Illinois' governor on Wednesday proposed boosting the shrinking ranks of the Illinois State Police in an effort to quell a steady increase in gun violence spilling over from Chicago's neighborhoods onto the city's expressways.

2 Chicago Officers Injured in Crash During Pursuit

February 15, 2017
Officers who were pursuing the SUV collided with an Uber driver in a Nissan Sentra in the University Village/Little Italy neighborhood.

Video: Chicago Officers Cleared of Racial Profiling Allegations Made by Congressman

February 10, 2017
Two Chicago Police officers have been cleared of wrongdoing after U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush claimed he had been racially profiled during a traffic stop last summer, according to a police spokesman.

Inside the Chicago PD's Revised Officer Training Program

February 7, 2017
Chicago's 2016 crime rates were staggering and City Hall is hoping 1,000 additional police officers on the streets can stem the violence. But mass hirings are a challenge and the Chicago Police Department has the added weight of a Department of Justice investigation that found police training practices have been grossly inadequate. More Here.

Video: Inside the Chicago PD's Revised Officer Training Program

February 7, 2017
Chicago's 2016 crime rates were staggering and City Hall is hoping 1,000 additional police officers on the streets can stem the violence. But mass hirings are a challenge and the Chicago Police Department has the added weight of a Department of Justice investigation that found police training practices have been grossly inadequate.

Suicide Rate Much Higher at Chicago PD Than Other Agencies

January 30, 2017
Among the ranks of the nearly 10,000 patrol officers of the CPD, an average of three officers will take their own lives each year, according to life insurance claims information from the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7, the union representing the bulk of the department’s sworn officers.

Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson Needs Kidney Transplant

January 27, 2017
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson — who fell ill and lost his balance during a news conference at a South Side police station on Friday — needs a kidney transplant.

Trump Tweets About Chicago 'Carnage,' Says He May 'Send In The Feds!' If Not Fixed

January 25, 2017
President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday night about Chicago's violence, saying he will "send in the Feds!" if the city "doesn't fix the horrible 'carnage' going on."

Video: IL Officer Killed in Crash Responding to Retail Theft Call

January 20, 2017
A 27-year-old police officer was killed Thursday night while responding to a call in northwest suburban Bloomingdale, IL. Police Chief Frank Giammarese remembered Officer Raymond Murrell as a "shining star."

IL Officer Killed in Crash Responding to Retail Theft Call

January 20, 2017
A 27-year-old police officer was killed Thursday night while responding to a call in northwest suburban Bloomingdale, IL. Police Chief Frank Giammarese remembered Officer Raymond Murrell as a "shining star." More Here.

Former Chicago PD Superintendent Calls Out DOJ for "Wrong" Conclusions

January 13, 2017
“My narrative does not fit the narrative that they are pushing,” said McCarthy, who was fired in late 2015 by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Video: Justice Department Slams Chicago PD for "Excessive Force" and "Deficient Training"

January 13, 2017
A federal investigation into the Chicago police found that officers engage “in a pattern or practice of use of excessive force,” part of larger, ingrained failures in how the department trains officers and reviews misconduct, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced Friday.

Justice Department Slams Chicago PD for "Excessive Force" and "Deficient Training"

January 13, 2017
A federal investigation into the Chicago police found that officers engage “in a pattern or practice of use of excessive force,” part of larger, ingrained failures in how the department trains officers and reviews misconduct, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced Friday.

Chicago Had More 2016 Murders Than NYC, L.A. Combined

January 3, 2017
One of the most violent years in Chicago history ended with a sobering tally: 762 homicides, the most in two decades in the city and more than New York and Los Angeles combined.

"60 Minutes" to Cover Chicago Violence Spiking While Police Activity Drops This Sunday

December 29, 2016
“We know there’s almost never one simple explanation for any set of data points,” said 60 Minutes producer Andrew Bast. “So we were very cautious to not draw grand conclusions, but at the same time we wanted to find out what relationship this data had to the spike in violence.”

Video: IL Police Say Robbery Suspect Used Man as Human Shield Before Officers Shot Him

December 28, 2016
What started as a bank robbery attempt in North Riverside, IL, Tuesday spilled over to a neighboring Burlington Coat Factory where officers confronted and shot the suspect, but not before he tried to use an elderly customer as a shield, police say.

IL Police Say Robbery Suspect Used Man as Human Shield Before Officers Shot Him

December 28, 2016
What started as a bank robbery attempt in North Riverside, IL, Tuesday spilled over to a neighboring Burlington Coat Factory where officers confronted and shot the suspect, but not before he tried to use an elderly customer as a shield, police say.

Homemade Tourniquet, Quick Thinking Help Chicago Police Save Gunshot Victim

December 14, 2016
Chicago Police Officers David Watson and Paul Moreno used an improvised tourniquet to help save the life of a 17-year-old male shot in the left leg, right leg, groin, and buttocks. On Tuesday, the officers received the officer of the month award for their efforts.

3 Powerful Chicago Aldermen Push for Relaxed Police Hiring Standards

December 14, 2016
Chicago's most powerful alderman joined forces Wednesday with chairmen of the City Council's Black and Hispanic Caucuses in demanding that candidates with minor drug and criminal offenses be allowed to become Chicago Police officers.
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