As daunting as the challenges that await him as the new chief of a Chicago Police Department under pressure to implement sweeping court-ordered reforms may seem, they pale compared to what David Brown Sr. had to overcome 10 years ago following an afternoon phone call on Father’s Day.
Chicago police Friday announced 13 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the department, bringing the number of cases to 89.
Di Franco's death from the coronavirus was the first in the nearly 14,000-person department.
There are now 76 total cases of the disease in the department, police said. Of the total, 74 are police officers and two are civilian members.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot has chosen former Dallas Police Chief David Brown to become the city's next top cop.
At least 60 members of the department have contracted the disease.
The short list for Chicago’s next top cop has been whittled down to three.
The Chicago Police Department on Monday announced 29 more employees have tested positive for the coronavirus.
CPD spokesman Anthony Gugliemi said on Sunday he plans to resign soon.
The department confirmed additional cases in all three detective districts, Chicago police announced Friday evening.
An officer and a civilian employee tested positive, bringing the total number of confirmed cases within the department to 11, police said Thursday.
Three additional Chicago police officers have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.
Two more Chicago police officers have been diagnosed with coronavirus.
Authorities are distributing more than 70,000 masks, gloves and gowns to first responders in Cook County.
The Chicago Police Board on Thursday fired two officers for shooting at a stolen car in 2016 that was speeding away from a South Side traffic stop shortly before the fatal shooting of Paul O’Neal, an unarmed teen who was behind the wheel.
A detective of the Chicago Police Department and two Chicago Fire Department paramedics have contracted coronavirus.
Prosecutors said Shomari Legghette, 46, a four-time convicted felon, struggled with Commander Paul Bauer in a stairwell outside the Thompson Center after fleeing from police.
Two teenage boys are accused of shooting at Chicago police.
Two Chicago SWAT police officers are being awarded for last month's dramatic rescue of a man from the icy waters of Lake Michigan.
Two Chicago police officers who tried to arrest a man in a CTA Red Line station last week, leading one of the officers to shoot the man twice, have been relieved of their police powers, according to the Chicago Police Department.