“In the last 5 years, the city has paid out almost $50 million in litigation related to police pursuits, and this does not account for damage to police vehicles, lost time due to injuries on duty, etc.,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot wrote Brown on April 16 last year, about a week before his swearing-in.
A special commemoration was held for two Chicago police detectives and four officers on Tuesday by the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.
Three Chicago police officers who are African American and have been cops for more than 20 years spoke from the heart about a job that is under fire. They also answered a question that you have probably asked yourself.
Chicago Deputy Inspector General Deborah Witzburg talks about the findings from their report on CPD's execution of search warrants.
The Office of the Inspector General has issued a second interim report on the Chicago Police Department's execution of search warrants.
The head of Chicago's police oversight agency announced Wednesday she will be stepping down from her role.
The gunshot detection system that set in motion the recent fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old boy in Chicago routinely reports gunshots where there are none, sending officers into predominantly Black and Latino neighborhoods for "unnecessary and hostile" encounters, community groups argued in a court filing Monday.
A temporary foot pursuit policy will be implemented by the Chicago Police Department within the next several weeks.
Missing from an investigative report on the botched raid of Anjanette Young’s home is a statement from the victim herself, who refused to cooperate with the Civilian Office of Police Accountability because she does not trust it, her lawyer says.
The family of Anthony Alvarez gathered with community activists Thursday in Little Village to demand answers about the 22-year-old’s fatal shooting at the hands of a Chicago police officer last month on the Northwest Side.
“I told him stay with us. He was in and out of conscious, and we were trying to keep him alive,” said Officer Givens.
The Chicago Police Department was well aware of how dangerous foot chases could be long before officers shot and killed two people who had run away from them late last month. It also knew how important it was to have a written policy for what officers should and shouldn’t do in such situations.
The Chicago police oversight agency completed its investigation into the 2019 raid of the home of Anjanette Young, and says it found "significant deficiencies" in CPD policy.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois says the lack of "meaningful police reform" is taking a toll on communities of color in Chicago, in the wake of video that shows the fatal police shooting of a 22-year-old man last month.
"It was incredibly difficult. It was an absolutely chilling scene," the family attorney said. "It has really left us with more questions than answers. But I know what I saw. And I saw Chicago Police officers shoot their son as he ran away from them."
CPD Supt. David Brown speaks following the release of video of Chicago police shooting 22-year-old Anthony Alvarez in Portage Park.
Videos of Chicago police fatally shooting 22-year-old Anthony Alvarez last month in Portage Park were released by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability on Wednesday.
Twitter is refusing to remove or attach a warning to a doctored image that purports to show a Chicago Police Department tweet, despite that the post is not real and the agency has made several attempts to have it taken down, CPD officials say.
“[Adam Toledo] had two hands up in the air and no gun in his hand. That’s not an armed confrontation,” Former Rep. Luis Gutierrez said Sunday.
Protesters said Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara has done and said racist things and that there is no chance of police reform while Catanzara is around.