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IL Agency Releases Video Showing Officer Under Attack in Strangling Incident

The video shows more officers eventually moving in, but not before the Kane County State's Attorney said one of those women, Sheba Taylor, 26, of Chicago, began to strangle the pinned officer "to the point where he was unable to breathe."

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New Illinois Law Prohibits Use of Deception in Interrogation of Minors

Commonly used interrogation tactics, such as promising leniency or insinuating that incriminating evidence exists, are banned when questioning suspects younger than 18 under the new law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, NPR reports.

Chicago Man Gets 3 Years Probation for Burning Police SUV

U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman told Jacob Fagundo that he could have hurt or killed someone when he set fire to the police SUV on May 30, 2020. But the judge agreed the crime appeared to be an aberration in Fagundo’s behavior.

Some 911 Calls in Chicago to be Answered by Mental Health Professionals Instead of Police

In one pilot program starting this fall, a paramedic will be dispatched with a mental health clinician for “behavioral health calls.” In another, a paramedic will work with a “recovery specialist” on calls involving substance abuse.

Chicago Police Superintendent Meets with Biden, Promises Action on Gun Crime

The White House said the group's discussion focused on the Biden administration's strategy to reduce gun crimes and other violent crimes, encouraging state and local governments to use funding from the $350 billion in the COVID relief package to combat the violence.

Suspect in Chicago Shooting Says He Mistook Undercover Officers for Rival Gang Members

Eugene “Gen Gen” McClaurin, 28, was accused of shooting two federal agents and a Chicago officer as they drove in an unmarked police vehicle on the city's South Side early Wednesday.

Chicago Inspector General Questions High Attrition Rate for Black Police Applicants

The report said the Chicago Police Department needs to reevaluate its hiring practices for bias and “assess whether the tests and standards at each stage validly select for job-relevant skills and abilities.”

ATF Agents, Chicago Officer Shot in Unmarked Vehicle

The three were shot and wounded in an attack near the 22nd Chicago Police District headquarters about 5:50 a.m.

61 Arrested in Chicago After Crowds Fight with Officers

Suspects were arrested for offenses including battery, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest, a police spokesperson told the station.

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2 Chicago Officers Shot Monday Trying to Break Up Crowd

The crowd was reportedly shooting fireworks in the street at around 1:45 a.m.

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