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Chicago Police Officer Killed In Shooting, Another Seriously Wounded: ‘We Need Your Prayers’
A third person, who police say fired at the officers, was shot and wounded. He and two others were in custody, Supt. David Brown said.
Chicago Police Pointed Guns At Sleeping Children In Warrantless Raid Of Home, Lawsuit Alleges
Two children awoke with guns pointed at their heads, the suit says. They are struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the complaint.
Chicago Should Cancel ShotSpotter Contract After Report Shows Police Influence On Technology, Activists Say
ShotSpotter is touted by police for its real-time gunshot detection technology, but recent reports have cast doubt on its reliability.
Police Gang Database Is ‘Riddled With Errors’ And Has Ruined Lives, Aldermen Say — So Why Is CPD Still Using It?
A trio of police officials described a database the department is planning to roll out that will be governed by tighter controls. But some alderpeople want the whole system scrapped.
City Council Votes To Make It Easier For Businesses Seeking Sign Permits, OK’s $1.2 Million Settlement
The settlement was one of three approved Wednesday totaling $1.9 million.
15-Year-Old Boy Killed, 9 Others Wounded As West Side Sees 2 Mass Shootings Just Minutes Apart
The two mass shootings happened within five minutes of each other, but police say they do not know if they are connected.
Chicago Police Department Getting First-Ever Civilian-Led Oversight Commission
The civilian commission is a compromise between police reform advocates and Mayor Lori Lightfoot after a two-year standoff.
Boys & Girls Club Will Be Built On Police Academy Campus After City Council Approval
The plan will bring the West Side a much-needed youth center. But critics said it's inappropriate to build a youth center at the controversial police training facility.
New Police Task Force Will Target Illegal Gun Sellers — And Trace Every Gun Taken In By CPD
Police hope the task force can prevent gun violence in Chicago, which has risen during the pandemic.
After Driver Badly Hurt In Logan Square Hit-And-Run, Family Wonders Why No Arrest Despite Insurance Claim Filed For Other Car
Mario Cruz was left with broken ribs, bleeding in his brain and a collapsed lung. Police haven't yet arrested the other driver.
$1 Million Fund To Reward People Who Turn In Illegal Guns Being Created, Lightfoot Says
Chicagoans who know where illegal guns are being kept will be able to tell police to get a financial reward as the city tries to prevent gun violence.
Controversial Plan To Build West Side Youth Center On Police Academy Campus Gets Key City Approval
If approved by the full City Council, the facility would be the first new Boys & Girls Club in decades. The club would be on the same site as the $95 million Joint Public Safety Training Academy.
City Watchdog Finds Black Applicants To Police Department Are Least Likely To Be Invited To Academy
Despite making up 37 percent of the initial applicant pool, Black applicants from 2016-2018 represented just 18 percent of those invited to join the police academy, the report showed. But reforms have since been enacted.
New Police Program Helps People On Drugs Get Substance Use Treatment Instead Of Jail Time
The Narcotics Arrest Diversion program was launched at a West Side police district in 2018. Soon, it'll be citywide. "It has long been obvious that we cannot arrest and jail our way out of this."
Aldermen Pounce As Brown, Lightfoot Stand By ‘False Narrative’ Linking Courts To Shootings
At least 90 people were shot in Chicago during the Fourth of July weekend, including two police officers and a 6-year-old girl.
Aldermen Force Special Meeting To Put Top Cop ‘On The Stand’ Over CPD Summer Plans
Nearly half the City Council used a legal maneuver on Wednesday to trigger a special meeting designed to probe Chicago Police Department leaders about their plans to head off summer violence ahead of the July 4 weekend.
Bronzeville Traffic Crash Injures Two Women, Destroys Abandoned Storefront
The women were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.
Sleeping Man Carjacked Early Tuesday In West Loop
Three men with a gun told the victim to get out of his car, then they drove away, police said.
Dueling Police Oversight Proposals Stall After Key City Committee Doesn’t Vote On Either Plan
It was unclear if either proposal had enough votes to set up a City Council vote — but a late compromise had one coalition feeling confident.
Chicago Police’s LGBTQ Liaison Team Expands From 1 To 6 Officers As Police Try To Build Trust With Queer Communities
The LGBTQ liaisons are tasked with improving relationships with the queer community by responding to hate crimes and engaging people in training and policy changes.