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"Empire" Actor Charged with Felony Over Alleged False Report

Following several weeks of investigation by Chicago police—and due diligence by the Cook County State’s Attorney office—"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with a felony for filing a false police report claiming he was the victim of a hate-crime attack last month.

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Brothers Tell Police that Jussie Smollett Paid them to Stage Attack

Two brothers—identified as Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo—told police in Chicago that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett paid them to stage an attack orchestrated to look like a hate crime.

Workplace Shooting Outside Chicago, 5 Officers Wounded, 5 Civilians Dead

Multiple law enforcement agencies—local and federal—reportedly responded to the incident, and Aurora Police now say five officers were shot and wounded in the incident that left five workers at the business and the gunman dead. The injured officers are reportedly stable.

Former Chicago Officer Convicted of Murder of Teen Attacked in Prison

A former police officer with the Chicago Police Department—who was convicted in October of second-degree murder for killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014—was reportedly beaten by inmates in a Connecticut prison.

Illinois AG, Prosecutor Ask for Longer Prison Sentence for Former Chicago Officer Convicted of Murder

In a complicated and rare legal maneuver, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Kane County State's Attorney Joseph McMahon are asking the state supreme court to review the sentencing of former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke.

Spate of Deaths by Suicide in Chicago Highlight Need for More Support

Investigators are looking into the recent death of an officer with the Chicago Police Department, with early reports indicating that a self-inflicted gunshot wound was the cause of death. If that early information is confirmed, that would make six officers with the department to die by suicide since last summer.

Off-Duty Chicago Officer was with Another Officer When She Reportedly Died by Suicide

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said on Monday, "She was with a male individual whom she knew, they were coming home from an event together and he has been completely cooperative with police."

Death of Off-Duty Chicago Officer Investigated as Possible Suicide

Police investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an off-duty Chicago officer who was found Saturday night now believe the 47-year-old female officer died by suicide.

Chicago Police Form Human Chain Across Ice to Rescue Man, Dog from Lake Michigan

Officers with the Chicago Police Department are being lauded for their bravery, quick thinking and teamwork as they rescued a 33-year-old man who had fallen through the ice on Lake Michigan in an effort to save his puppy, which had also fallen into the frigid water.

Judge Approves Order for Major Reforms at Chicago Police Department

The consent decree requires officers to document each time they draw their weapons—even if they don't actually fire—and tightens instances in which officers may deploy TASERs. It also requires the department to publish use-of-force data on a monthly basis.