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Chicago Mayor, Illinois AG Agree on Plan to Overhaul Police Department

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan have finalized a proposed court order intended to bring sweeping change to the Chicago Police Department.

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Chicago Officer Dies by Suicide Inside Her Personally Owned Vehicle

A police officer with the Chicago Police Department died by suicide in her personally owned vehicle on Wednesday. The officer has not yet been identified.

Chicago Officers to Document Every Time They Point a Gun at Someone

Chicago police officers would be required to document every instance in which they point a gun at someone under an agreement reached Wednesday between Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, two sources familiar with the deal confirmed.

Chicago Police Sergeant Dies by Suicide While On Duty

A sergeant with the Chicago Police Department reportedly died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Son Who Donated Kidney to Police Chief Dad Sworn in as Police Officer

The son of Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson—Daniel Johnson—has been sworn in as a police officer a year after he donated a kidney to his dad.

A Plague of Deadly Hesitation, De-Motivation, and De-Policing in America

Police in a variety of places have talked about trepidation to act when action is the only reasonable response. They have spoken about fearing the aftermath of a deadly force encounter more than they do the incident itself. However, we need to be redoubling our efforts to re-establish proactive policing and aggressive crime fighting.

Activists Want Chicago Officers to Call Supervisors Before Arresting Resisting Suspects

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: Chicago Officer More Afraid of Media Scrutiny than Dying on Duty

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.

Chicago Officer More Afraid of Media Scrutiny than Dying on Duty

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

"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."