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New Police Chase Policy Still Lets Cops Make The Call, But Forces Officers To Report All Pursuits

The policy comes more than a year after police shot and killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo and young father Anthony Alvarez during separate foot chases, leading to officials — including Mayor Lori Lightfoot — calling for change.

Citywide

Anthony Alvarez’s Family, Supporters Protest After Prosecutors Don’t Charge Officers Who Killed Young Father, 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo

“We are disappointed in the leaders of our city,” said Roxana Figueroa, Alvarez’s cousin. “We are devastated, but we are not defeated. We will not stop until we get justice.”

Downtown

No Charges For Chicago Police Officers Who Shot Adam Toledo, Anthony Alvarez, Foxx Says

The shootings generated national controversy, spurring protests in Chicago and calls for the officers to face charges and be removed from the force.

Citywide

Police Department’s Failure To Implement A Foot Chase Policy Led To Cop Killing Anthony Alvarez, Family Claims In Lawsuit

In 2017, the Justice Department called on the Police Department to overhaul its chase policy when a suspect poses no immediate threat. The department missed multiple deadlines to make changes.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

As Top Cop Weighs The Future Of Officer Who Killed Anthony Alvarez, Family Says They Won’t Give Up Until He’s Fired

The police oversight agency completed its investigation into the shooting and sent its report to Supt. David Brown. He has until the end of March to review the findings.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Chicago Police Had Inaccurate Data About Foot Chases — And Missed Deadline For Reforming Chase Policy, Monitor Says

The Police Department missed a consent decree deadline for updating its problematic foot chase policy — just months after an officer shot and killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo after a short chase.

Citywide

Anthony Alvarez’s Family Unveils A Little Library In His Honor 6 Months After His Killing

The little library is just one step toward making sure Alvarez's name isn't forgotten and his family receives justice, they said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Cop Who Shot Anthony Alvarez Stripped Of Police Powers Months After Oversight Agency Recommendation

Despite facing two separate investigations for killing a young father in Portage Park and pulling his weapon on a driver in Logan Square, Officer Evan Solano was still carrying his gun and badge until recently.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Police Department’s ‘Vague’ New Foot Chase Policy Doesn’t Fix Glaring Problems, Activists Say

Critics say the policy gives “far too much discretion” to officers to determine when a foot chase is necessary and will lead to dangerous interactions. It could have been improved if the department had listened to community voices, they added.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Cop Who Killed Anthony Alvarez, Then Pulled Gun In Road Rage Clash Still Has His Weapon, Has Not Been Disciplined

Police and city officials won't say whether Evan Solano will be relieved on his police powers as the investigations continue. Alvarez's family says the incidents point to anger issues, which his lawyer denies.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

After Another Memorial For Man Killed By Cop Destroyed, Anthony Alvarez’s Family Says They Won’t Stop Fighting

A police officer approached grieving family members and removed part of the memorial. Then, the whole thing vanished. Alvarez's family said they won't stop rebuilding.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Chicago Cop Who Fatally Shot Anthony Alvarez Being Investigated For Pulling Gun In Logan Square Road Rage Clash

Videos show officer Evan Solano confront the driver of a white SUV with his gun out. The Police Department's Bureau of Internal Affairs is investigating the May 21 incident.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

New Police Foot Chase Policy Still Allows Officers To Run After People Despite Lightfoot Saying The Chases Are ‘Dangerous’

The policy still allows officers to chase people if there is "probable cause for an arrest or it is believed an individual has committed, is committing or is about to commit a crime."

Citywide

Anthony Alvarez Was Shot In His Back, Autopsy Shows. His Family Wants The Cop Who Killed Him Fired And Charged With Murder

"To get justice for Anthony, Evan Solano needs to get arrested,” said Anthony Alvarez's cousin.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Chicago Police Should Stop Foot Chases Until New Policy Is Created, Latino Leaders Say: ‘This Has To End Right Now’

After Adam Toledo and Anthony Alvarez were killed during foot chases, leaders are urging immediate changes to police policy. "Our communities are traumatized by this," one member said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Anthony Alvarez’s Family Marches To Demand Justice For Portage Park Father Shot By Police: ‘They Killed A Part Of Our Family’

Videos of police shooting the 22-year-old on March 31 were released last week. His family said they want the officer fired and face criminal charges.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

After Another Deadly Cop Shooting, Aldermen Blast Lightfoot, CPD Leaders For ‘Standing In The Way’ Of Police Reform

Mayor Lori Lightfoot campaigned on promises of transparency and action on long-stalled changes to police policy. Some say the mayor and department aren't moving fast enough.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Video Shows Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Anthony Alvarez As He Runs From Them: ‘Why Are You Shooting Me?’ (NO VIDEO IN STORY)

The slain man's family said they had "more questions than answers" after viewing the footage, which shows police shooting Alvarez as he ran away from them.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Video Shows Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Anthony Alvarez As He Runs From Them: ‘Why Are You Shooting Me?’ (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

The slain man's family said they had "more questions than answers" after viewing the footage, which showed police shooting Alvarez as he ran away from them.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Anthony Alvarez’s Family Slated To Watch Video Of Police Killing Portage Park Father

The 22-year-old was killed by police during a foot chase March 31. After weeks of demanding answers, the city will allow family to view video of the shooting, a family member said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
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